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See related handout on Bell's palsy , written by the authors of this article.
Facial paralysis is one of the common problem leading to facial deformation.
The seventh cranial nerve is routinely tested in the unconscious ICU patient as the motor component of the corneal reflex. In the conscious patient, one may also test facial nerve function by asking the patient to perform a standard series of grimaces.
They are designed for health professionals to use.
Facial Palsy - RCEMLearning
If you have a patient come in complaining of new or acute onset of unilateral facial paralysis without any other sensory or motor deficits i. Have the patient attempt to raise both eyebrows as if surprised.
Anatomy Bell's palsy Differential diagnosis.
Isolated facial muscle weakness is an uncommon presentation to the ED and may be quickly diagnosed by the unwary as Bells palsy.
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