Skull Base 1993; 3(3): 164-169
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1060581
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Gradual Facial Palsy and Intrapetrous Internal Carotid Aneurysm: A Case Report

Corinne Bergès, Anita Pollak, Anton Valavanis, Ugo Fisch
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03. März 2008 (online)


A case of aneurysm of the horizontal intratemporal carotid artery with compression of the facial nerve is presented. Exclusion of the aneurysm with an intraluminal balloon did not relieve the facial nerve compression. Surgical resection of the aneurysm and repair of the facial nerve continuity was successfully performed through a combined transmastoid supralabyrinthine approach, after permanent balloon occlusion of the internal carotid artery.