International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Dentistry | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.5 / 10

Facial Palsy: From Diagnosis to Treatment: A Comprehensive Review

Dr Nisha Joseph | Dr Raghavendra Kini | Dr Roopashri R Kashyap | Dr Gowri P Bhandarkar | Dr Ujwala Shetty | Dr Ashwini Baliga

Abstract: Facial palsy is the most common mononeuropathy that causes acute unilateral partial or complete paralysis of face. The condition may be associated with numerous signs and symptoms, including post-auricular pain, drooping of the eyelid, loss of taste sensation and decreased lacrimation. It can be idiopathic, due to inflammation, infections, trauma, and neoplastic. Early diagnosis and identification of the underlying cause play a crucial role in managing this condition effectively; however, treatment reduces cases of incomplete recovery and entails the use of corticosteroids, with a possible role for antivirals if a viral etiology is suspected. For patients with incomplete recovery, long-term complications like esthetic, physiological and psychological implications, which greatly affect the quality of life. This article aims to provide a concise overview of the existing literature regarding the causes, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic strategies for facial palsy.

Keywords: Bells palsy, Facial paralysis, Facial nerve

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 1288 - 1292

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