Ipsilateral immobility of soft palate is seen in?
A. Lermoyez syndrome
B. Ortner’s syndrome
C. Costen’s syndrome
D. Trotter’s syndrome
Correct answer : D. Trotter’s syndrome
- Trotter’s syndrome is seen in nasopharyngeal carcinoma when it spreads laterally and involves the sinus of Morgagni.
- There is conductive hearing loss, ipsilateral immobility of soft palate and neuralgic pain.
- Ortner’s syndrome is characterised by paralysis of recurrent laryngeal nerve and cardiomegaly.
- Costen’s syndrome occurs due to defective bite resulting in temporomandibular joint abnormality.
- Lermoyez syndrome is a form of Meniere’s disease.
Ref: Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat by P.L. Dhingra, 5th edition, p458-462.
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