Facial nerve 7th cranial nerve palsy is often idiopathic formerly called Bell palsy. Idiopathic facial nerve palsy is sudden, unilateral peripheral facial nerve palsy. Symptoms of facial nerve palsy are hemifacial paresis of the upper and lower face. Tests eg, chest x-ray, serum angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] level, tests for Lyme disease, serum glucose are done to diagnose treatable causes.
Facial Nerve Disorders | University of Utah Health
Request an Appointment. Refer a Patient. University of Utah Health's Facial Nerve Center is a multidisciplinary center that offers a full range of treatments for patients with facial nerve disorders. This includes treatment of facial paralysis, facial synkinesis abnormal facial movement after paralysis , trauma, and tumors. Our team includes experts in facial plastic surgery, neurotology, otolaryngology head and neck surgery , oncology, ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery, facial nerve rehabilitation, neurology, and audiology. This approach allows our center to treat each patient individually and address the entire patient rather than an isolated issue or problem.
Download Facial Nerve Disorders Brochure. The various treatment programs including medications, surgery, and reanimation procedures have been used to improve overall facial function. State of the art diagnostic testing has been able to predict the outcome of a patients with facial nerve weakness.
Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic.