Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 178–179 | Cite as

Recurrent facial palsy in intrapetrous cholesteatoma

  • D. A. Tandon
  • S. K. Kacker
  • Subirender Kumar
Case Report


A thirty-eight year old male presenting with recurrent facial palsy, profound hearing impairment and a past history of otitis media was found on computed tomography to have erosion of petrous apex and internal auditory canal. At surgery an intrapetrous cholesteatoma was found which was excised by the translabyrinthine route. Current thoughts on this entity are also discussed excised


Otitis Medium Facial Nerve Semicircular Canal Facial Palsy Cholesteatoma 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Tandon
    • 1
  • S. K. Kacker
    • 1
  • Subirender Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of E.N.T.A.I.I.M.S.New Delhi

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