The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

(RF) Otorhinolaryngology

Bilateral simultaneous facial nerve palsy

T. Price M.B., Ch.B, M.R.C.S. a1 and D. G. Fife F.R.C.S. a2
a1 Department of Otolaryngology, Guys Hospital, London, UK.
a2 Department of Otolaryngology, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, UK.

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Bilateral simultaneous facial nerve palsy is an extremely rare clinical entity with Bell’s palsy responsible for a mere 20 per cent of cases. It is, therefore, important that clinicians are aware of the differential diagnosis when evaluating a case.

Key Words: Facial Paralysis; Laterality; Dexamethasone.