Facial nerve palsy as a complication of an acute otitis media
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, 25100 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
Correspondence: Adam Mohamad, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, 25100 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, e-mail: persona522115@gmail.com
Pediatr Med Rodz 2019, 15 (1), p. 85–87
DOI: 10.15557/PiMR.2019.0015
ABSTRACT

Acute otitis media is an infection of abrupt onset that occurs in the middle ear. It usually presents with ear pain. In young children, common presentations include fever, reduced oral intake, ear discharge, irritability and poor sleep. We describe a rare case of acute otitis media presenting with facial nerve palsy without any ear symptoms that resolved after myringotomy and grommet insertion.

Keywords: acute otitis media, facial nerve palsy, myringotomy, grommet insertion