Surgical interventions for the early management of Bell's palsy

Kerrie McAllister, David Walker, Peter T. Donnan, Iain Swan

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    Bell's palsy is an acute paralysis of one side of the face of unknown aetiology. Bell's palsy should only be used as a diagnosis in the absence of all other pathology. As the proposed pathophysiology is swelling and entrapment of the nerve, some surgeons suggest surgical decompression of the nerve as a possible management option. This is an update of a review first published in 2011.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberCD007468
    Number of pages20
    JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2013


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