Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2018)
Observation of anatomical sites of facial nerve palsy
Author(s): Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Anita Raj, Dr. Rekha Sinha
Abstract: This study was done in keeping in mind to observe the common anatomical sites of facial nerve palsy. Main aim of study is to determine the anatomical sites and its implications to minimize the incidence and to evaluate the remedial measures. This work was carried out in the department of Anatomy, department of Medicine, department of Otolaryngology and Radio-diagnosis in Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna. A total of 60 number of patient having facial nerve palsy were studied clinically and radiologically. Selected cases were grouped into supanuclear and infranuclear. All the data including signs and symptoms were recorded in sheet particularly designed for this study. In the study it was observed that incidence of supranuclear type of paralysis is 81.70% and nuclear type is only 0.30% were as infra nuclear palsy is 15% therefore it is obvious that the most of the facial nerve palsy is of supranuclear type.