Bell's Palsy

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Abstract

Facial nerve palsy occurs commonly, the incidence increasing with age. Complete recovery occurs in over 80% of affected individuals. Prognosis is less favorable if the initial paralysis is complete, if there is pain beyond the ear, or if the patient is hypertensive. Treatment consists of (1) identification and treatment of predisposing illnesses (sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, HIV), (2) prevention of complications such as exposure keratitis, dental caries, or facial muscle contractures, and (3) probably corticosteroids and antiherpes antivirals - although data for both are conflicting and controversial. Surgical decompression, particularly at the meatal foramen, may be helpful, but remains unproved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages155-160
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Bell Palsy
Facial Muscles
Surgical Decompression
HIV-2
Lyme Disease
Keratitis
Facial Paralysis
Facial Nerve
Dental Caries
Contracture
Sarcoidosis
Paralysis
Antiviral Agents
Ear
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Pain
Incidence
Therapeutics

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Halperin, J. (2009). Bell's Palsy. In Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (pp. 155-160). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008045046-9.00558-1
Halperin, John. / Bell's Palsy. Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Elsevier Ltd, 2009. pp. 155-160
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