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Facial nerve and its disorders

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Iatrogenic traumatic facial nerve palsy is most commonly caused during: '"



A Myringoplasty
B Stapedectomy

C Mastoidectomy
D Ossiculoplasty

Ans. C Mastoidectomy

"All ear operations run the risk of facial nerve damage, particularly if the nerve is exposed. In particular a mastoidectomy has a high risk because a sharp cutting rotating burr is used in close proximity to the nerve."

Other Operations where Facial Nerve may be Damaged

- Stapedectomy

- Removal of acoustic neuroma

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