North American Journal of Medical Sciences

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

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


Ujwala R Newadkar, Lalit Chaudhari, Yogita K Khalekar 
 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ujwala R Newadkar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, ACPM Dental College, Dhule - 424 003, Maharashtra
India

Facial paralysis is one of the common problem leading to facial deformation. Bell«SQ»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.


How to cite this article:
Newadkar UR, Chaudhari L, Khalekar YK. Facial palsy, a disorder belonging to influential neurological dynasty: Review of literature.North Am J Med Sci 2016;8:263-267


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Newadkar UR, Chaudhari L, Khalekar YK. Facial palsy, a disorder belonging to influential neurological dynasty: Review of literature. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 May 30 ];8:263-267
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