Facial Nerve Damage

Facial nerve trauma causes defacement affecting the individual's physical and emotional health. It meddles with day-to-day activities like speaking, eating, drinking, making it hard to blink your eyes, and also ruins your facial expression. It occurs due to Bell's palsy, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, Lyme disease, trauma, iatrogenic injury, tumors of the skull, and neurological causes. Electroneurography and electromyography detect facial nerve damage. Treatment involves facial surgery, facial reanimation surgery, facial nerve repair.

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Does my father need an operation for the lump under his ear?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, my father found a lump under his ear. On consultation, the doctors suggested for a few tests. From the test results, they suggested for an operation to remove that lump. But, there may be some risk involved in the operation like paralysis in any part of face (ear, nose ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which are suggestive of parotid tumor. The treatment of choice for such lesion is surgery (superficial parotidectomy), which definitely carries a risk of damage to the facial nerve...  Read Full »

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