Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Facial Nerve Palsy - A Practitioner’s Guide

Pratap Sanchetee

Sanchetee Hospital & Research Institute

A senior neurologist with 48 years of experience who published 112 original papers, chapters, and review articles in national and international journals. Dr. Sanchetee worked as an Associate Professor at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, was awarded Chief of Army Staff's Commendation in 1980 and was the editor of 4 books.


Kirti Sachdev

Medipulse Hospital

A young neurologist and member of the Indian Academy of Neurology actively engaged in clinical practice. Dr. Sachdev’s areas of interest are stroke, dementia, and movement disorders.

Rajeswari R.

Medipulse Hospital

Consultant Neurologist at Medipulse Hospital whose areas of interest include stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, nerve and muscle disorder.


Bilateral Facial Palsy Recurrent Facial Palsy Non-Viral Causes Congenital Facial Palsy Bell's Palsy Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Herpes Virus COVID-19 Management Steroids Antiviral Drugs Surgery

Register your interest in contributing to this book

Collaborate with our community and contribute your knowledge.

About the book

Facial nerve palsy is a common condition presenting to any physician's OPD. In the post- COVID era especially, there has been a surge in the number of cases presenting with pure facial palsy. As primary contact, a physician should be well equipped and know how to properly approach a case of facial paralysis. Appropriate clinical knowledge can avoid unnecessary investigations, and also spare patient/ physician burnout and hospital resources. It is also extremely important that one should not miss out on clinical cues where the patient should be investigated further. This book aims to provide a complete review and serve as a practitioner's guide on approaching facial paralysis. A multidisciplinary team approach is essential when there is no prospect of further recovery of facial nerve function. Synkinesis and facial spasm are uncommon in partially recovered patients, and the use of botulinum toxin can be considered.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 20th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 17th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 5th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: December 4th 2022

All chapters are copy-checked and typesetted before being published. IntechOpen regularly submits its books to major databases for evaluation and coverage, including the Clarivate Analytics Book Citation Index in the Web of ScienceTM Core Collection. Other discipline-specific databases are also targeted, such as Web of Science's BIOSIS Previews.

About the editor

Pratap Sanchetee

Sanchetee Hospital & Research Institute

Dr. Pratap Sanchetee is a first batch alumnus of Dr. SN Medical College, Jodhpur, and achieved his MBBS in 1970. Subsequently, he received his MD diploma (Medicine) from the University of Rajasthan in 1974, and DM (Neurology) from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh in 1985. He served in the Armed Forces India as a Physician and Neurologist for 24 years and retired as Lt Col in 1998. From 1994 to 1998, he also served as an Associate Professor, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He was awarded Chief of Army Staff’s Commendation in 1980. Since 1998, he has been pursuing clinical practice in neurology at various hospitals at Jodhpur and at Guwahati Assam. He has been a Visiting Professor, Ph.D. guide, and advisor to Jain Visva Bharti University (JVBI) and Bhagwan Mahaveer International Research Centre (BMIRC), Ladnun, Rajasthan since 2009. He is a Director of Research at the Spiritual Training Research Foundation (STRF), Mumbai, India. His areas of active interest are the mind as an interface between soul and body, meditation and the brain, and delivery of neurology care in society. Dr. Sanchetee has a life membership of 9 national associations. He is the editor of four books and has published 112 original papers, chapters, and review articles in national and international journals. He is currently the Chairperson of the 'Tropical Neurology Subsection' of the Indian Academy of Neurology. He regularly participates in national and international conferences and presents academic papers. He was an executive editor of the Medical Journal Armed Forces India and Journal of Indian Academy of Geriatrics.

View profile

Book chapters authored 1

Books edited 2

Introducing your Author Service Manager

Ms. Elena Vracaric

As an Author Service Manager, my responsibilities include monitoring and facilitating all publishing activities for authors and editors. From chapter submission and review to approval and revision, copyediting and design, until final publication, I work closely with authors and editors to ensure a simple and easy publishing process. I maintain constant and effective communication with authors, editors and reviewers, which allows for a level of personal support that enables contributors to fully commit and concentrate on the chapters they are writing, editing, or reviewing. I assist authors in the preparation of their full chapter submissions and track important deadlines and ensure they are met. I help to coordinate internal processes such as linguistic review, and monitor the technical aspects of the process. As an ASM I am also involved in the acquisition of editors. Whether that be identifying an exceptional author and proposing an editorship collaboration, or contacting researchers who would like the opportunity to work with IntechOpen, I establish and help manage author and editor acquisition and contact.

Ask a question

Book will be abstracted and indexed in