Facial nerve palsy – Knowledge for medical students and physicians - Seventh facial nerve palsy
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Facial nerve (7th cranial nerve) palsy is often idiopathic (formerly called Bell palsy). Idiopathic facial nerve palsy is sudden, unilateral peripheral facial nerve. Most of the time, facial paralysis is limited to one side of the face. Paralysis can occur if any part of the facial nerve, called the seventh cranial nerve, becomes.