Surgery

Signs and symptoms of Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy causes sudden weakness in your facial muscles. This makes half of your face appear to droop. Your smile is one-sided, and your eye on that side resists closing.

Surgery

Nerve transposition technique successful in facial paralysis

(HealthDay)—After facial paralysis, mobilization and transposition of the intratemporal segment of the facial nerve for end-to-side coaptation to the hypoglossal nerve can restore facial tone and symmetry, according to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Toxic secretions from intracranial tumor damage the inner ear

A new study at Massachusetts Eye and Ear showed that in some cases of vestibular schwannoma, a sometimes-lethal tumor often associated with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2), secretions from the tumor contain toxic molecules that ...

Surgery

Recovery pattern is useful tool after CPA tumor resection

(HealthDay)—For patients who develop facial paralysis after cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumor resection, the recovery pattern in the early postoperative period is useful for selecting patients for facial reanimation surgery, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First Canadian Bell palsy guideline

The first Canadian guideline for Bell palsy, facial weakness or paralysis caused by facial nerve damage, is aimed at helping physicians manage and treat patients during the acute phase as well as recovery. The guideline, ...

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