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Glossary for Facial paralysis

Medical terms related to Facial paralysis or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acoustic Neurinoma: A benign tumor of the 8th cranial nerve which lies in the tube connecting the inner ear to the brain.
  • Acoustic neuroma: A rare benign tumor that forms in the hearing canal. Can cause tinnitus, progressive hearing loss, headaches, facial numbness, papilledema, dizziness and an unsteady walk. Speaking and swallowing difficulty can occur in advanced stages. Also called acoustic neurilemoma, acoustic neurinoma and acoustic neurofibroma.
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma: A malignant cancer in the form of cysts which may occur in the salivary glands, breast, mucous glands of the respiratory tract and sometimes in vulval vestibular glands. Also called adeoncystic carcinoma, adenomyoepithelioma, cribriform carcinoma or cylindroma.
  • Alajouanine syndrome: A birth disorder characterized mainly by clubfoot, strabismus and facial paralysis. The facial paralysis is caused by damage to the 6th and 7th cranial nerve.
  • Alternating Hemiplegia: Episodes of one-sided paralysis.
  • Bell's Palsy: A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the facial nerve
  • Bell's palsy: A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the facial nerve
  • Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis: A rare condition where inflammation of the brainstem results in various symptoms such as ataxia and ophthalmoplegia. The onset of symptoms is usually acute.
  • Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE): A rare condition where inflammation of the brainstem results in various symptoms such as ataxia and ophthalmoplegia. The onset of symptoms is usually acute.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
  • Brain tumour: various extrinsic and intrinsic factors add up to to cause tumour in the brain
  • Cerebral contusion: Injury of the cerebrum often causing bruising when the skin is not broken.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Cresols: Cresols are a group of chemicals that occur naturally in mammals and various plants. It is also manufactured and used in the production of disinfectants, deodorizers and pesticides. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The chemical is readily absorbed through the skin. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Cresylic acid: Cresylic acids are a group of chemicals that are used as solvents and in the manufacture of various products such as deodorants, disinfectants, pesticides, glues, paints, herbicides, pharmaceuticals as well as others. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The chemical is readily absorbed through the skin. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Cholesteatoma: Uncommon middle ear condition
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Craniodiaphyseal dysplasia: A very rare bone disorder where excess calcium is deposited mainly in the skull bones which can result in compression of various nerves in the skull and even the brain.
  • Craniometaphyseal dysplasia, autosomal recessive type: A rare genetic disorder characterized by head and facial abnormalities as well as mild limb abnormalities. It is a milder form of the disease than the autosomal dominant type.
  • Deafness conductive stapedial ear malformation facial palsy: A rare disorder characterized by conductive deafness, malformed external ears and facial paralysis. The deafness is due to an abnormal bone (stapes) in the inner ear which vibrates to transmit sound messages.
  • Deafness, Conductive Stapedial, With Ear Malformation and Facial Palsy: A rare syndrome characterized by an ear abnormality (due to a stapedial defect) which causes conductive deafness as well as malformed external ears and facial paralysis. The degree and extent of facial paralysis is variable - can affect only one side of face or may be a weakness rather than a paralysis.
  • Dobrow syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by abnormal webbing inside the mouth, short stature, eye problems, mental retardation and small head, jaw, eyes and mouth.
  • Ear infection: Infection of the ear - may involve the middle and inner ear.
  • Expressions: Facial expression symptoms
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Facial asymetry -- temporal seizures: A rare condition characterized mainly by seizures that originate from the temporal lobe of the brain.
  • Facial asymmetry -- temporal seizures: A rare condition characterized mainly by seizures that originate from the temporal lobe of the brain as well as facial asymmetry.
  • Facial pain: Pain affecting the face
  • Facial paralysis: Paralysis of one or both sides of the face
  • Facial paralysis in children: Facial paralysis in children refers to a partial or total inability to move the muscles of the face in a child.
  • Facial paralysis in newborns: Facial paralysis in newborns is a partial or total inability of a newborn baby to move the muscles of the face.
  • Facial weakness: Weakness affecting the face
  • Fisher (M.) syndrome: A rare type of nerve disease involving muscle coordination problems, eye muscle paralysis and absent reflexes. It appears to be caused by the body's own immune system destroying the protective layer around nerves. The condition is usually preceded by a viral illness and is not life-threatening.
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Head trauma: injury to the haed
  • Heerfordt syndrome: A disorder sometimes associated with sarcoidosis and characterized by inflammation of the uvea of the eye, enlarged salivary gland, fever and facial paralysis.
  • Hemangioma: A condition which is characterized by a benign tumour cause by newly formed blood vessels
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Herpes zoster oticus: Facial and auditory effects of herpes zoster
  • Herpesvirus: A group of DNA viruses that occur in humans
  • Hypopigmented lesions in children: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Lack of facial expression: Face without normal facial expressions (flat affect)
  • Leprosy: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
  • Lissauer paralysis: Diffuse degeneration of one side of the cerebral cortex which causes dementia, weakness and seizures.
  • Lyme disease: Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia.
  • Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome: A rare inherited neurological disorder involving episodes of facial paralysis and swelling.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Mobius syndrome: A rare genetic condition characterized by defective cranial nerves (6th and 7th), deafness, facial nerve paralysis and other abnormalities.
  • Moebius syndrome 1: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by facial paralysis due to problems with 6th and 7th nerve development (Moebius sequence) and ophthalmoplegia.
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Motor neuron diseases: Any of various disorders of the "motor neurons", nerves that control movement.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myopathy: Any disease that occurs in the muscle.
  • Myotonic Dystrophy: An inherited disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and wasting as well as eye defects, heart abnormalities and other anomalies. The severity of the condition is greatly variable. There are two type of myotonic dystrophy with type 1 being more severe than type 2.
  • Narcolepsy: Narcolepsy is characterized by the classic tetrad of excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.
  • Neoplasms: abnormal proliferation of cells.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurofibromatosis-2: Genetic disorder often leading to tumors on nerves.
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Osteopetrosis autosomal dominant type 2: A very rare dominantly inherited syndrome characterized mainly by increased bone density that affects mostly the spine, pelvis and base of the skull. The increased bone density results because old bone is not resorbed and replaced with new bone.
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Paralysis: Paralysis refers to a loss of the ability of a muscle to contract and move.
  • Paralysis symptoms: Loss of body control and/or feeling.
  • Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
  • Poliomyelitis: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy: An inflammatory disorder that affects the peripheral nerves and the spinal nerve roots. The onset and progression of the disease is variable with severe cases resulting in premature death. The condition is chronic and progressive but periodic relapses can occur.
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome type I: A rare condition involving progressive neurological degeneration. It tends to start in adulthood and progresses over a number of years before ultimately ending in death.
  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome Type II: A condition caused by a reactivation of the herpes simplex virus and resulting in facial paralysis, ear pain and skin blistering.
  • Salivary gland cancer: Salivary gland cancer is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the salivary glands in the mouth, neck or throat
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
  • Sick: Feeling ill or off color
  • Smile symptoms: Unusual smiles or lack of smiling
  • Stroke: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
  • Thiolase deficiency: A rare syndrome involving a deficiency of an enzyme called thiolase which results in mental retardation and muscle problems.
  • Transient Ischemic Attack: temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours.
  • Transient ischemic attack: temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that persists, by definition, for less than 24 hours.
  • Tumor: Abnormal tissue growth which may be malignant or benign.
  • Wallenberg's Syndrome: A rare neurological condition caused by a stroke (involving the cerebellar artery) and resulting in symptoms such as facial paralysis or weakness on one side of body.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

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Last revision: Nov 21, 2003

 

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