Acute Nose-Blow Palsy: A Pneumatic Variant of Sudden Facial Paralysis

Pall Torfi Onundarson*

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To the Editor: The February 26, 1987, issue of the Journal1 contains a report on surfer's neuropathy — a variant of several distinctive compression mononeuropathies. I recently witnessed another unusual mononeuropathy. The patient, a 17-year-old healthy highschool student who plays the French horn, had been having cold symptoms, with ringing and fullness in his right ear, for a few days. He had intentionally occluded the left external ear canal with his finger and blown his nose, rather forcefully, to try to relieve pressure in the right ear. This caused an immediate right-sided drooping of the mouth and an absence of. No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1227
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 1987


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