What is Ramsay-Hunt syndrome?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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This syndrome occurs when the geniculate ganglion is involved. The clinical presentation includes the following:

  • A peripheral facial palsy

  • Pain in the ear and face

  • Vesicles in the external ear canal (not always present)

  • Additional auditory and vestibular symptoms in some cases


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