Ann Clin Radiol | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Clinical Significance of Imaging Modalities in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Diagnosis

Attila A*, John S and Okeke R

Department of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Aubin Attila 

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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (RHS) has been extensively studied within the past decade in regards to its presentation and management. In order to ensure timely management and effective treatment, clinicians must have a strong grasp on the clinical manifestation of RHS and its atypical variants. In this article, we review a case of a 71-year-old patient who presented with a complaint of acute onset right-sided facial paralysis and ipsilateral otalgia, consistent with a variant of Ramsay Hunt known as zoster sine herpete. Due to the clinical resemblance between this variant and Bells’ Palsy, a diagnosis based solely on clinical examination was insufficient. Through this case, we highlight the significance of imaging modalities in the diagnosis of atypical forms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.


Ramsay hunt syndrome; Varicella zoster virus; Oral prednisone


Attila A, John S, Okeke R. Clinical Significance of Imaging Modalities in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Diagnosis. Ann Clin Radiol. 2023; 5(1): 1020..

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