Facial Nerve Palsy
A Practitioner’s Guide
Sanchetee, Pratap (editor)
Sachdeva, Kirti (editor)
Rajeshwari, R. (editor)
The 7th cranial nerve, commonly known as the facial nerve, is a compound nerve having motor, parasympathetic and sensory components. Its motor portion innervates muscles for facial movement and expression. Facial paralysis is a common clinical condition that significantly impacts a patient’s quality of life. Clinical evaluation is the primary diagnostic tool, and advanced imaging techniques are usually not needed. While a majority of patients with Bell’s palsy recover spontaneously, patients are generally treated with a combination of steroids, antiviral drugs, and physiotherapy. In this book, experts discuss recent advances in the diagnosis and management of 7th cranial nerve paralysis, along with surgical options.
KeywordsOther branches of medicine
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ISBN9781839691591, 9781839691584, 9781839691966
Publication date and place2022
Therapy & therapeutics