Which tests should be performed if paralysis is not resolving or is progressing to complete paralysis 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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If the patient’s paralysis is not resolving or is progressing to complete paralysis, a thorough neurologic assessment and an examination of the head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat should be performed to rule out neoplastic causes of facial nerve palsy.


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