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Selected Topics in Facial Nerve Disorders

Edited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad


Mohammed Jalal Hussein Al-Khalidi

Al-Kindy Medical College, Baghdad University

The facial nerve (seventh cranial nerve) is the nerve of facial expression. It innervates all superficial muscles of the face and scalp, the contraction of which is responsible for all our numerous facial expressions like anger, pain, fear, smile, etc. Facial disfigurement resulting from facial nerve disorders can affect the physical, psychological, and emotional integrity of an individual. This might result in a social, occupational, and educational handicap. The facial nerve is one of the most common cranial nerves implicated by disorders. Common disorders involving the facial nerve include Bell's palsy, tumors, hemifacial spasm, and blepharospasm. Among these disorders, Bell's palsy is the commonest with an annual global incidence of 11.5-53.3 per 100,000 in different populations, and it accounts for approximately 60-75% of cases of acute unilateral facial paralysis with the right side being affected in 63% of cases.

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Selected Topics in Facial Nerve DisordersEdited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

Published: May 29th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73929

ISBN: 978-1-83880-178-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-177-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78923-933-1

Copyright year: 2019

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5319 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Web of Science Citations

1 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Facial Nerve - An Overview

By Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini and Mohammed Jalal Hussein


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2. The Proprioception in the Muscles Supplied by the Facial Nerve

By Juan L. Cobo, Antonio Solé-Magdalena, Sonsoles Junquera, Teresa Cobo, José Antonio Vega and Juan Cobo


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3. Treatment of Facial Nerve Palsy Based on Genetic Analysis of the Facial Muscles

By Hiroshi Moriyama


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4. The Use of Phototherapy for Bell’s Palsy

By Diego Rothschild and Shu Yan Ng


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