Corpus ID: 25978055

A general practice approach to Bell's palsy.

  title={A general practice approach to Bell's palsy.},
  author={Nga T. Phan and B. Panizza and B. Wallwork},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={45 11},
  • Nga T. Phan, B. Panizza, B. Wallwork
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Australian family physician
  • BACKGROUND Bell's palsy is characterised by an acute onset of unilateral, lower motor neuron weakness of the facial nerve in the absence of an identifiable cause. Establishing the correct diagnosis is imperative and choosing the correct treatment options can optimise the likelihood of recovery. OBJECTIVE This article summarises our understanding of Bell's palsy and the evidence-based management options available for adult patients. DISCUSSION The basic assessment should include a thorough… CONTINUE READING