A woman is admitted to the hospital with Bell's palsy caused by an inflamed facial nerve. What symptoms will you, as the attending physician, observe, and how would you test her facial nerve?
Bell's palsy symptoms that you are likely to observe include: headache, drooling, facial droop, reduced ability to... View the full answer
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Bell's palsy is an idiopathic unilateral lower motor neurone lesion of the facial nerve. Following are... View the full answer
- Small spelling mistake: Rapid onset of facial weakness and may be accompanied by pain below the ear
- Aug 11, 2018 at 7:09am
- The physician can also examine the lower portion of the ear for pain.
- Aug 11, 2018 at 7:10am