Isolated Traumatic Facial Palsy Based on Pinprick to the Tympanic Membrane

TUGRUL S., SENTURK E. , SEZEN GOKTAS S., Eren S. B. , Ozturan O.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.3, no.2, pp.51-53, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : BEZMIALEM SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-53


Transtympanic penetrating trauma is one of the reasons of rarely seen peripheral facial paralysis. In this case, we observed the traumatic facial paralysis which was formed by the facial canal damage of the dehiscent tympanic segment of the facial nerve as a result of a knitting needle penetrating the tympanic membrane, which was not previously studied in the literature.