Hemorrhaged cystic hygroma and facial nerve paralysis: CT and MR findings

Peter M. Som, Mika Lidov, William Lawson

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The association of peripheral facial nerve paralysis and cystic hygroma is rare, this being only the third reported case. In this patient paralysis was secondary to hemorrhage within the cyst and nerve compression. Although the magnetic resonance studies allowed the diagnosis to be made eventually, the complex signal intensities due to excessive bleeding within the cyst confused the issue. In this case, CT allowed an immediate diagnosis to be established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-671
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Hygroma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neoplasms
  • Paralysis
  • Parotid glands


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