Fri May 13, 2011 By: Krishna Sowmya

Is Bells palsy related to brain?how many times did this bell's pallsy occur in ones life

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Mon May 16, 2011
Bell's palsy, or idiopathic facial paralysis is a form of facial paralysis resulting from dysfunctional cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) that results in the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Several conditions can cause facial paralysis, e.g., brain tumor, stroke, and Lyme disease. However, if no specific cause can be identified, the condition is known as Bell's palsy. It is not a common occurence in humans.
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