Which symptoms of cranial neuropathy may occur in Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Some believe that other cranial neuropathies may also be present in Bell palsy; however, this is not uniformly accepted. The symptoms in question include the following:

  • Hyperesthesia or dysesthesia of the glossopharyngeal or trigeminal nerves

  • Dysfunction of the vestibular nerve

  • Hyperesthesia of the cervical sensory nerves

  • Vagal or trigeminal motor weakness

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