Recurrent idiopathic familial facial nerve palsy and ophthalmoplegia

Andrew G. Lee, Paul W. Brazis, Eric Eggenberger

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INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic facial nerve palsy is a common neurologic condition but episodes of ophthalmoplegia in these patients are uncommon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective case series. RESULTS: Three patients with facial nerve palsy with unusual features, including ophthalmoplegia, are described. CONCLUSION: Recurrent episodes, familial tendency, and associated ophthalmoplegia are uncommon in patients with idiopathic facial nerve palsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


  • Bell's palsy
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Familial cranial nerve palsy
  • Ophthalmoplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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