Gradenigo syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Gradenigo syndrome

Group of symptoms consisting of otorrhea, trigeminal neuralgia ipsilateral abducens palsy and diplopia, with this, alterations of the facial nerve, vagus and glossopharyngeal and symptoms of labyrinthitis. All this from a fracture or osteitis of the petrous apex, and its proximity to the trigeminal nerve and the abducens, or even as a complication of otitis media.

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