Facial nerve paralysis is a common problem that involves the paralysis of any structures innervated by the facial nerve. The pathway of the facial nerve is long and relatively convoluted, so there are a number of causes that may result in facial nerve paralysis.Specialty: Neurology. The facial nerve is the seventh cranial nerve, or simply CN VII.It emerges from the pons of the brainstem, controls the muscles of facial expression, and functions in the conveyance of taste sensations from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. The nerves typically travels from the pons through the facial canal in the temporal bone and exits the skull at the stylomastoid foramen.From: facial nerve nucleus, intermediate nerve.
Introduction. Bilateral facial nerve palsy (FNP) is a rare condition, representing less than 2% of all cases of FNP. Majority of these patients have underlying medical conditions, ranging from neurologic, infectious, neoplastic, traumatic, or metabolic disorders. Objective. The differential diagnosis of its causes is extensive and hence can present as a diagnostic challenge.Cited by: 16. The facial nerve is one of the key cranial nerves with a complex and broad range of functions. Although at first glance it is the motor nerve of facial expression which begins as a trunk and emerges from the parotid gland as five branches (see f.
Bilateral facial paralysis is a rare condition and therefore represents a diagnostic challenge. We report the case of a 34-year-old healthy woman with sequential bilateral facial paralysis as a sole manifestation of sarcoidosis. She initially presented with an isolated left sided Bell's palsy Cited by: 76. A 13-year-old broodmare was referred for weight loss and left facial nerve paralysis. Bilateral temporohyoid osteoarthropathy was diagnosed based on proliferation of the temporohyoid joints and stylohyoid bones on radiographs and guttural pouch endoscopy. Cited by: 8.
Bilateral facial palsy, AKA Facial Diplegia, is defined as facial paralysis or paresis affection both sides of the face, with onset being either completely simultaneous or the second side being affected within 30 days of the first side. Bilateral facial palsy is a rare condition, with an incidence. Bilateral facial nerve palsy: Bilateral facial nerve palsy refers to the paralysis of facial muscles on both sides of the face controlled by facial nerves. See detailed information below for a list of 5 causes of Bilateral facial nerve palsy, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.Next: Causes of Bilateral facial nerve palsy.