Facial palsy: a rare manifestation in Fanconi anaemia


  • ArvindKumar B. Sangavi Department of ENT, Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka
  • Nasima Banu Department of Paediatrics, Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka
  • Shashikala P. Department of Paediatrics, Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka




Fanconi anemia, Facial palsy, Congenital abnormalities, Ear anomalies, Aplastic anemia


Fanconi anemia (FA) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder characterized by progressive pancytopenia, multiple congenital anomalies, increased susceptibility to acute myelogenous leukemia and epithelial cancers especially in head and neck and GUT. The otologic manifestations in patients with Fanconi anemia is only about 10%. The present case report highlights the rare manifestation of Facial palsy/otologicand other associated anomalies in a 5 year old boy with Fanconi anemia.


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