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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 263-267

Facial palsy, a disorder belonging to influential neurological dynasty: Review of literature


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

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Ujwala R Newadkar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule - 424 003, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.187130

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Facial paralysis is one of the common problem leading to facial deformation. Bell's palsy (BP) is defined as a lower motor neuron palsy of acute onset and idiopathic origin. BP is regarded as a benign common neurological disorder of unknown cause. It has an acute onset and is almost always a mononeuritis. The facial nerve is a mixed cranial nerve with a predominant motor component, which supplies all muscles concerned with unilateral facial expression. Knowledge of its course is vital for anatomic localization and clinical correlation. BP accounts for approximately 72% of facial palsies. Almost a century later, the management and etiology of BP is still a subject of controversy. Here, we present a review of literature on this neurologically significant entity.


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