Facial Nerve Paralysis

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    Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, Massachusetts

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    Facial nerve paresis or paralysis is relatively common in veterinary neurology. The most common cause is idiopathic facial nerve paralysis, which accounts for approximately three-fourths of all cases.1,2 Other differential diagnoses include otitis media, idiopathic cranial polyneuropathy, hypothyroidism, trauma, and other less common causes (Table 1).3-20

    Causes

    Examples

    • Otitis media
    • Infectious encephalitides
    • Myasthenia gravis
    • Idiopathic polycranial neuritis
    • Acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis/ coonhound paralysis
    • Inflammatory CNS disease (eg, granulomatous meningoencephalitis, necrotizing encephalitis)
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