Otitis complicated by Jacod's syndrome with unusal facial nerve involvement: Case report and review of literature

Abdulkadir K., Buket S., Dilek A., Munevver O., Ayse A.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.65, no.4, pp.429-431, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-431
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Otitis media is a well-known condition and its infratemporal and intracranial complications are extremely rare because of the widespread usage of antibiotic treatment. We report a case of 63-year-old female with complaints of right-sided facial pain and diplopia. She had a history of acute otitis media before 4 months of admission to our neurology unit. Neurological examination showed that total ophthalmoplegia with ptosis, mydriasis, decreased vision and loss of pupil reflex on the right side. In addition, there was involvement of 5th and 7th cranial nerves. Neurological and radiological follow-up examinations demonstrated Jacod's Syndrome with unusual facial nerve damage and infection in aetiology. Sinusitis is the most common aetiology, but there are a few cases reported Jacod's Syndrome originating from otitis media.