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Facial Paralysis from Middle Ear Infections

Facial paralysis from a middle ear infection happens when the facial nerve that courses through the middle ear is dehiscent, meaning that the facial nerve is uncovered.

Treatment for Facial Paralysis from Middle Ear Infections

When the facial paralysis results from an acute middle ear infection, a myringotomy with insertion of a tympanostomy tube in the eardrum along with antibiotics will usually lead to resolution of the paralysis and the infection. On occasion, a tympanomastoidectomy is required.