Can A Sinus Infection Cause Facial Nerve Numbness?

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Definition

Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma is the loss of controllable (voluntary) muscle movement in an infant's face due to pressure on the facial nerve just before or at the time of delivery.


Alternative Names

Seventh cranial nerve palsy due to birth trauma


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The infant's facial nerve (also called the seventh cranial nerve) can be damaged just before or at the time of delivery.

Most of the time the cause is unknown. However, a difficult delivery, with or...

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