Facial Nerve Paralysis Due to Aviation Barotrauma in a Child: A Case Report
A David Rothner,
9500 Euclid Ave S60, Cleveland-44195, Ohio, USA.
Facial nerve paralysis due to aviation barotrauma is a rare occurrence that has previously only been seen in adults. This case report describes the presentation of baroparesis in a female child, which posed unique challenges due to the transient nature of the occurrence. The majority of the childâ€™s symptoms resolved during the flight, but she reported an aural fullness persisting for 12 days. She was referred to paediatric neurology and paediatric otolaryngology for a systematic review of the possible causes of her episode. Possible preventive measures are proposed for this type of episode.