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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.

Overview of Facial Paralysis from Middle Ear Infections

On rare occasion, facial paralysis can occur following an ear infection. The paralysis usually resolves with treatment of the infection.

About Dr. Prasad

Dr. Sanjay Prasad MD FACS is a board certified physician and surgeon with over thirty-two years of sub-specialty experience in Otology, Neurotology, advanced head and neck oncologic surgery, and cranial base surgery. He is chief surgeon and founder of the private practice, Metropolitan NeuroEar Group, located in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area.