Facial Nerve Grading System

  title={Facial Nerve Grading System},
  author={John W. House and Derald E. Brackmann},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={146 - 147}
Normal Normal facial function in all areas Mild dysfunction Gross: slight weakness noticeable on close inspection; may have very slight synkinesis At rest: normal symmetry and tone Motion Forehead: moderate to good function Eye: complete closure with minimum effort Mouth: slight asymmetry III Moderate dysfunction Gross: obvious but not disfiguring difference between two sides; noticeable but not severe synkinesis. contracture. and/or hemifacial spasm At rest: normal symmetry and tone Motion… 

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