Problem

Facial paralysis

Other Names:
Cranial nerve VII disease
Facial nerve disease
Seventh cranial nerve paralysis
Nature:

Facial nerve paralysis is a common problem that involves the paralysis of any structures innervated by the facial nerve. The pathway of the facial nerve is long and relatively convoluted, so there are a number of causes that may result in facial nerve paralysis. The most common is Bell's palsy, a disease of unknown cause that may only be diagnosed by exclusion of identifiable serious causes.

Narrower Problems:
Ganglionitis
Related Problems:
Neuralgia
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
03.07.2018 – 03:11 CEST