Facial Nerve Palsy

  • Aaron Fay
  • Garrett Griffin


Facial paralysis is a common ailment of varying severity that may result from many different etiologies. Proper diagnosis can be lifesaving, while interventions in the acute and chronic phases can improve clinical outcomes dramatically. This chapter will review important principles of diagnosis as well as medical and surgical treatment protocols.


Bell’s palsy Facial paralysis Seventh nerve palsy Ramsay Hunt syndrome Herpes zoster oticus Lagophthalmos Gold weight Palpebral spring Synkinesis 

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Video 31.1 Gold weight insertion. Courtesy of Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS. (MP4 96402 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Fay
    • 1
  • Garrett Griffin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical SchoolFitchburgUSA
  2. 2.Midwest Facial Plastic SurgeryWoodburyUSA

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