Facial paralysis of neoplastic origin: diagnosis and management.

  title={Facial paralysis of neoplastic origin: diagnosis and management.},
  author={Christopher G. Jackson and M. Glasscock and Gordon B. Hughes and Aristides Sismanis},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={90 10 Pt 1},
The individual with a progressive (weeks to months) facial weakness should be considered to have a tumor involving the facial nerve until proved otherwise. All individuals experiencing a facial paralysis must undergo a thorough neurotologic evaluation to establish the etiology. Bell's palsy is a diagnosis by exclusion. While computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans, polytomography and arteriograms are extremely helpful, these studies very often fail to demonstrate intrinsic tumors involving… CONTINUE READING


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