Isolated Facial Nerve Palsy From Metastasis to the Temporal Bone: Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

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Abstract

Isolated facial nerve paralysis is rarely the result of metastasis. We describe two cases (the fourth and fifth cases ever documented) with facial nerve palsy secondary to metastatic adenocarcinoma to the temporal bone. We also review the pathogenesis and presentation of facial nerve paralysis from metastasis and discuss a possible treatment strategy.

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