Facial Nerve Paralysis Due to Aviation Barotrauma in a Child: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
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 child’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.
Baroparesis, Facial paralysis, Neurology
Grant L Hom, Samantha Anne, A David Rothner. FACIAL NERVE PARALYSIS DUE TO AVIATION BAROTRAUMA IN A CHILD: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 May [cited: 2019 May 19 ]; 13:MD01-MD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Aug 14, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Sep 14, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Nov 14, 2018
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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