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Baroparesis (Alternobaric Facial Nerve Palsy) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Baroparesis is a reversible paralysis of the facial nerve due to pressure in the middle ear when going up in a plane or surfacing in scuba diving. The excessive pressure in the middle ear (through which the nerve passes) compresses the facial nerve and causes temporary paralysis. After landing in a plane or surfacing in scuba diving, the ear pressure returns to normal and the nerve paralysis subsides. Also called alternobaric facial nerve palsy.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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