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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Bell’s palsy: A case report, review and management

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Author Details: Narendra T Chaudhari*

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 190

Article End Page : 193


Bell's palsy is defined as an idiopathic unilateral facial nerve paralysis, usually self-limiting. Bell's palsy was first described by Charles Bell and is the most common cause of acute facial nerve paralysis (>80%). Immune, infective and ischemic mechanisms are all believed to play a role in the development of Bell’s palsy, but the precise cause remains unclear. From corticosteroids to botulinum injections, wide therapeutic approaches have been employed for treating bell’s palsy. Here, a case management and brief review of bell’s palsy is discussed.

Keywords: Palsy, Idiopathic, Ischemic, Botulinum.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-6194.2018.0046