This paralysis may involve all of the modalities affected by the 7th cranial nerve:
Mimetic facial movement
The most importan...
Mastoid or retroauricular pain ipsilateral to the side of developing symptoms (40–50% of patients)
50% of patients will have no clear sensory prodrome.
Bell palsy often follows some ide...
Baugh RF, Basura GJ, Ishii LE, et al. Clinical practice guideline: Bell’s palsy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;149(Suppl 3):S1–S27. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
351.0 Bell’s palsy
Q: How does one differentiate between peripheral facial nerve palsy and a CNS lesion?
A: A critical step in diagnosis is the differentiation of peripheral from central (upper motor neuron) lesions....
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Bell palsy: peripheral (lower motor neuro) paralysis of the facial nerve
Bell's palsy. The patient had Lyme disease diagnosed 2 weeks before. Right-sided facial weakness.