Jan 12, 2017
Yeah, we talk about Bell's Palsy here. A lot actually. But there's also hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, facial myokimia, and pathologic sialorrhea as it pertains to neurodegenerative disease. Not to mention the facial nerve anatomy! Sit down and buckle up, you may want to take notes on this one. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health identifying information. REFERENCES 1, Gilden DH. Clinical practice. Bell's Palsy. The New England journal of medicine. 2004;351:1323-31. 2. Sweeney CJ and Gilden DH. Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 2001;71:149-54. 3. Gaio E, Marioni G, de Filippis C, Tregnaghi A, Caltran S and Staffieri A. Facial nerve paralysis secondary to acute otitis media in infants and children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2004;40:483-6.