Skull Base Osteomyelitis Presenting with Facial Paralysis, Low Cranial Nerve Palsies and Bilateral Carotid Involvement: A Case Report
Barlas, Nilufer Yesilot
Atmaca, Murat Mert
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Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) typically presents with severe otalgia and unilateral otorrhea in immune-compromised, particularly in elderly diabetic patients. Skull base osteomyelitis usually presents with external otitis but it can also occur as a complication of acute otitis media and mastoiditis. Complications of SBO are venous sinus thrombosis, meningitis, abscess, cranial neuropathies and carotid invasion with or without ischemic stroke. Here we report a case with SBO presenting with facial paralysis, lower cranial nerve palsies and bilateral carotid involvement which occurred following sore throat and bilateral otalgia.
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