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CAUSES OF UNILATERAL FACIAL PALSY

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CAUSES OF UNILATERAL FACIAL PALSY

UMN lesions:
1. Any frontal lobe lesions (tumor, stroke, trauma).

LMN lesions:
1. Pontine lesions - syringobulbia, tumors, vascular lesions, MS.
2. CP angle - tumors (acoustic neuroma, meningioma), meningitis.
3. Petrous temporal bone - Bell's palsy (most common, >80%), fracture, meningioma, Ramsay-Hunt syndrome, otitis media.
4. Parotid - tumor, sarcoidosis.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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