Post Traumatic Delayed Bilateral Facial Nerve Palsy (FNP): Diagnostic Dilemma of Expressionless FaceCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Rakesh Kumar,
Mailing Address – 4-KH-2, Jain Nursing Home, Housing Board,
Shastri Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan-302016, India.
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Bilateral facial nerve palsy [FNP] is a rare condition. Mostly it is idiopathic. Post traumatic bilateral FNP is even more rare and having unique neurosurgical considerations. Post traumatic delayed presentation of bilateral FNP is socially debilitating and also having diagnostic challenge. Due to lack of facial asymmetry as present in unilateral facial paralysis, it is difficult to recognize. We are presenting a case of delayed onset bilateral FNP who developed FNP after 12 days of head injury with a brief discussion of its diagnostic dilemma and management along with literature review.
Facial paralysis, Temporal bone fracture
Rakesh kumar, Radhey Shyam Mittal. POST TRAUMATIC DELAYED BILATERAL FACIAL NERVE PALSY (FNP): DIAGNOSTIC DILEMMA OF EXPRESSIONLESS FACE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2015 April [cited: 2019 Sep 20 ]; 9:PD15-PD16. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 14, 2014
Date of Peer Review: Dec 27, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Feb 11, 2015
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2015
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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