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Facial Neuritis

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Anatomy: Neck-Face
Junewick
Joseph Junewick, MD FACR
Diagnostic Category: Infectious-Inflammatory
Created: over 8 years ago
Updated: over 8 years ago
Tags: PEDS
Modality/Study Types: MR
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History

11 year old female with left facial droop.


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Diagnosis

Left Facial Neuritis (Bell’s Palsy)

Findings

MRI – Enhancement of the intracanalicular, labyrinthine and mastoid segments of the facial nerve including the geniculate ganglion.

Discussion

Facial neuritis or Bell’s palsy is related to infection, vasculitis, or immunologic irritation. The facial nerve contains efferent fibers to the facial muscles and afferent fibers from the tongue, lacrimal gland and salivary glands. Therefore, symptoms may include facial droop (upper and lower face), abnormal tearing, reduced taste, hyperacusis and pain (usually post-auricular).



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