Acute bilateral facial nerve palsy
(facial diplegia) is a medical emergency which may be the initial finding of serious disorders such as malignancies.
In absence of any systemic symptoms or signs, initially we thought about common possibilities of LMN facial nerve palsy
including bell's palsy, herpes infection, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and pontine small vessel stroke.
Heerfordt- WaldenstrAlm syndrome is a rare manifestation of neurosarcoidosis and has to be included in the differential diagnosis of facial nerve palsy
Re-examination of ENT showed persistent pansinusitis and left otomastoiditis with secondary facial nerve palsy
, but with the improvement of bilateral hearing loss.
Background: Bell's palsy is an idiopathic facial nerve palsy
of sudden onset.
Facial nerve palsy
following bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy for setback of the mandible.
In our case of Garcin's Syndrome the patient presented with a facial nerve palsy
and an accurate diagnosis of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at this stage may have prevented the development of this syndrome.
On clinical examination she showed left side facial nerve palsy
, ptosis, pain and anesthesia in distribution of all 3 divisions of trigeminal nerve and a swelling which was anterior to the ear [Fig.
Bilateral facial nerve palsy
is a rare but recognised complication of seroconversion, the process by which the HIV virus becomes widespread throughout the body.
No signs of inflammation, regional lymphadenopathy, facial nerve palsy
or fissuring of tongue were seen.
However, management with observation alone avoids a raft of shortcomings that come with surgery, including the expense of hospitalization and general anesthesia, along with the nontrivial risks of postoperative facial nerve palsy
and infection, Dr.
Enhanced gain of blink reflex responses to ipsilateral supraorbital nerve afferent inputs in patients with facial nerve palsy