What are disorders of the facial nerve and skull base?

Also known as: facial nerve disorders, cranial base disorders, skull base and facial nerve conditions, Bell’s palsy, traumatic facial nerve paralysis

The Facial nerve (the seventh cranial nerve or cranial nerve V1), emerges from the brainstem through the side of the skull to control the muscles of the face, and to transmit taste sensations from the tongue and mouth. All disorders are categorized by unusual movement, weakness or paralysis of all or part of the face.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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