Bell’s palsy clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and follow up: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Shambhu Sharan Yadav, Sonika KV and Vaishali Hanjagi
ABSTRACT:Bell's palsy is palsy of the seventh cranial nerve resulting from a dysfunction in the peripheral part of the seventh cranial nerve at the level of the pons or distal. This paper presents a case of a 24-year-old female patient who reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology with the chief complaint of loss of sensation on the right side of her face for 2 days. The clinical examination reveals gross facial asymmetry, loss of wrinkles when frowning, inability to close the right eye, and deviation of the smile line to the left. The exact etiology was not identified, so unilateral idiopathic Bell's palsy was diagnosed on the right side of her face. The patient was recommended steroids, antivirals, and multivitamins, followed by facial exercise. Full recovery was achieved 6 weeks after the presentation.