Bell palsy

Case contributed by Dr Utkarsh Kabra

Presentation

Right facial weakness not sparing the forehead.

MRI

Enhancement in distal intracanalicular segment of right facial nerve, geniculate ganglion, extending anteriorly into the greater superficial petrosal nerve and posteriorly into the petrous segment of the facial nerve.

Case Discussion

In a patient with right facial paresis not sparing the forehead (i.e. no involvement of the occipitofrontalis muscle), making it a lower motor neuron type of weakness, findings are consistent with Bell palsy.

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Case information

rID: 70398
Published: 17th Aug 2019
Last edited: 21st Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Getwell Poly Clinic & Hospital

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