Facial nerve decompression surgery using bFGF-impregnated biodegradable gelatin hydrogel in patients with Bell palsy
. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2012; 146: 641-6.
is sudden onset of facial paralysis that is usually temporary, resolving within weeks or months, although it can sometimes be permanent.
Delivery of conservative, categorical physiotherapy care has provided evidence for successful outcome in some cases of patients with Bell Palsy
(Brach and VanSwearingen, 1999; Beurskens and Heyman, 2003).
Facial nerve palsy results in the loss of facial expression and is most commonly caused by a benign, self-limiting inflammatory condition known as Bell palsy. However, there are other conditions that may cause facial paralysis, such as neoplastic conditions of the facial nerve, traumatic nerve injury, and temporal bone leions.
Facial nerve palsy results in the loss of facial expression and is most commonly caused by a benign, self-limiting inflammatory condition known as Bell palsy. (1) However, other conditions may result in injury of the seventh cranial nerve, such as neoplastic conditions of the facial nerve, traumatic nerve injury, and temporal bone lesions.
Since this form of recurrent leukemia of the middle ear is rare and the clinical manifestations can mimic acute otitis media and Bell palsy, it may not be readily recognized.
A 4-year-old boy with a history of pre-B-cell ALL, status post-chemotherapy, presented with left-sided Bell palsy that improved with acyclovir and prednisone.
The most common cause of idiopathic facial paralysis (Bell palsy) is now believed to be the reactivation of a latent neurotrophic virus (herpesvirus family) in the sensory neurons of the facial nerve.
Herpes simplex virus in idiopathic facial paralysis (Bell palsy).
remains the most common cause of facial paralysis.