Facial Nerve Paralysis

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By Admin on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, Massachusetts


    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



    • 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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