Facial nerve palsy is a nervous system disorder in which a damaged nerve in the skull affects the movement of the muscles of the face.
It is a form of cranial mononeuropathy VII.
Bell's palsy(another form of cranial mononeuropathy VII)
Neuropathy - facial; Cranial mononeuropathy VII; Seventh cranial nerve palsy
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Facial nerve palsy occurs when there is damage to the seventh cranial (facial) nerve. It is a type of
This type of nerve damage may occur with local growths, such as a tumor, that put pressure on the facial nerve.
Facial nerve palsy may also be caused by:
It also may have no obvious cause.