Evidence based management of Bell's palsy.

  title={Evidence based management of Bell's palsy.},
  author={James Anthony McCaul and Luke Cascarini and Daryl R P Godden and Darryl M Coombes and Peter A. Brennan and Cyrus J. Kerawala},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={52 5},
Bell's palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) is caused by the acute onset of lower motor neurone weakness of the facial nerve with no detectable cause. With a lifetime risk of 1 in 60 and an annual incidence of 11-40/100,000 population, the condition resolves completely in around 71% of untreated cases. In the remainder facial nerve function will be impaired in the long term. We summarise current published articles regarding early management strategies to maximise recovery of facial nerve… CONTINUE READING
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