What Cranial Nerves Are Affected By A Stroke?

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Definition

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.

See also:

  • Bell's palsy (another form of cranial mononeuropathy VII)
  • Mononeuropathy

Alternative Names

Neuropathy - facial; Cranial mononeuropathy VII; Seventh cranial nerve palsy


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

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