What is the management and outcome of facial paralysis from intratemporal blunt trauma?
Explore this issue:July 2010
Background: Many temporal bone fractures, most commonly from motor vehicle accidents, are complicated by facial nerve dysfunction. Frequently, the initial diagnosis of facial nerve injury is delayed due to the altered mental status of the patient and the attention diverted to life-threatening injuries. Multiple factors, such as the onset of nerve dysfunction and test results, can determine management.
Study design: Literature review.