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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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MENDOZA A, Ignacio; SEPULVEDA A, Ilson  and  SCHMIDT P, Thomas. Recurrent facial paralysis during comercial flightsCase report. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2016, vol.76, n.2, pp.201-204. ISSN 0718-4816.

Facial paralysis, associated with sudden changes in pressure in the middle ear, is a rare phenomenon that has been reported in both diving and aviation. It occurs because the Eustachian tube is unable to compensate middle ear pressure changes which would lead to a facial neuropraxia in the presence of certain conditions. A case of a patient who developed recurrent facial paralysis during comercial flights. The possible involved pathophysiology is described.

Keywords : Facial palsy; barotrauma; baroparesis; neuropraxia; diving; aviation.

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