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Direct facial nerve stimulation in a patient with Bell palsy

On the clinically unaffected side, the right direct facial nerve motor amplitude and latency are normal for age. In comparison, on the affected side at 1 week the left facial motor amplitude is reduced by 40% and the latency is 20% prolonged in comparison to the unaffected side. (Contributed by Dr. James Russell.)

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  • Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)
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  • Diabetic neuropathies
  • Drug-induced disturbances of smell and taste
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Herpes zoster oticus
  • Lyme disease
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