Otologic Lightning Bolts

Am J Otolaryngol. 1980 Aug;1(4):334-7. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0709(80)80036-6.

Abstract

Lightning induced damage to the ear is multifaceted. The seventh and eighth cranial nerves, the labyrinthine system, and the tympanic membrane are most commonly injured. A case report demonstrating all these injuries is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ataxia / etiology
  • Electric Injuries / complications*
  • Electric Injuries / diagnosis
  • Electric Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Facial Nerve Injuries*
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology
  • Facial Paralysis / rehabilitation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lightning*
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors
  • Tympanic Membrane / injuries*
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Injuries*