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Traumatic Facial Paralysis

Traumatic facial paralysis occurs when the facial nerve is injured due to trauma to the head and/or face.

Treatment for Traumatic Facial Paralysis

If the facial paralysis was caused by a brain injury, treatment of the brain injury usually leads to improvement in facial nerve function. A temporal bone fracture may require surgery to either decompress the nerve or repair a lacerated nerve. If the facial nerve was damaged due to laceration, exploration of the nerve and repair is usually indicated.