Issue N# 1 - 1999
Jugular bulb diverticular and facial paralysis
Authors : M. Gal, V. Darrouzet, P. Pescio, P. Vincey, J. P. Bébéar (Bordeaux)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol 1999;120,1:43-46.
Article published in french
The authors report a case where a woman presents a right jugular bulb procidence already known and responsable of a perception deafness. Secondarly, a right facial paralysis is appeared progressively and not regressiv even with medical treatment. When the computed tomography as shown an intra-petrous diverticular, the facial paralysis treatment was surgical to decompress the facial nerve. The litterature study shoes the rarity of this association facial paralysis and jugular bulb procidence (only two cases), more often responsable of deafness, tinnitus, and vertigo. The diagnosis is given by computed tomography, M.R.I. has not still be evaluated. Then the authors insist on the progressive character of the facial paralysis and on the necessity of a surgical treatment.