Bell's palsy

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Related to Permanent facial palsy: Bells palsy, Facial paralysis, facial nerve palsy

Bell's palsy

n.
A unilateral facial muscle paralysis of sudden onset, resulting from trauma, compression, or infection of the facial nerve and characterized by muscle weakness and a distorted facial expression.

[After Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), Scottish anatomist.]

Bell's palsy

n
(Pathology) a usually temporary paralysis of the muscles of the face, normally on one side
[C19: named after Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842), British anatomist]

Bell's′ pal′sy


n.
suddenly occurring paralysis that distorts one side of the face, caused by a lesion of the facial nerve.
[1855–60; after Charles Bell (1774–1842), Scottish anatomist, who first described it]
Translations

Bell's palsy

n. parálisis de Bell, parálisis de un lado de la cara causada por una afección del nervio facial.
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Post-operative complications like Temporary facial palsy seen in 17 cases, Permanent facial palsy seen in 2 cases, Salivary fistula seen in 2 cases, Wound infection seen in 2 cases and Frey's syndrome was not recorded in any case.
2,19-21) In malignant disease the incidence of permanent facial palsy has been reported to be as high as 36%.
The two patients with permanent facial palsy were having muco-epidermoid carcinoma.