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Bell palsy

Bell palsy

A 64-year-old man presented with an acute left peripheral facial paralysis 2 days prior to the video. The video shows typical changes observed in a patient with Bell palsy. The patient was asked to do the following: (A) smile, (B) blow or puff out his cheeks, (C) close his eyes, (D) look up at the ceiling, (E) close-up of the face showing left facial weakness, and (F) close-up of the face showing Bell phenomenon. Acknowledgment: Mike Hormuth, Senior Medical Photographer, Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI for assistance with video photography. (Contributed by Dr. James Russell.)

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