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Isolated Facial Nerve Palsy: A New Lacunar Syndrome

Vaishali Sharai, Deepak Gupta, Anchin Kalia, Anil Panwar, Yudhishther Kuntal, Naveen Yadav, Navin Chhaba, Pushpendra Chauhan, Manjeet Meel, Pruthvi Patel, Shikha Yadav, Piyush Batra

Keywords : Corona radiata, Facial palsy, Internal capsule, Stroke

Citation Information : Sharai V, Gupta D, Kalia A, Panwar A, Kuntal Y, Yadav N, Chhaba N, Chauhan P, Meel M, Patel P, Yadav S, Batra P. Isolated Facial Nerve Palsy: A New Lacunar Syndrome. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2022; 7 (2):50-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0212

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-02-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Most facial palsies are lower motor neuron lesions. Occasionally, however, an isolated facial palsy is seen, which appears to be upper motor neuron in nature. Computed tomography demonstrated small deep infarcts in the internal capsular/corona radiata regions. Pure upper motor neuron facial palsy may be another lacunar syndrome due to a lesion in the internal capsule or corona radiata.

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