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2006 Series -  April 4, 2006 Lecture 39 of 52  NEXT»

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This 34-year-old man had an acoustic neuroma removed surgically 18 months earlier.  He is doing well except for weakness of the right side of his face.  He has difficulty closing his eyelids on the right side and has weakness of his lower facial muscles.

1.  The clinical appearance is that of:   
 

a. seventh nerve palsy
b. sixth nerve palsy
c. facial nerve palsy
d.  (a) and (c) above
e. none of the above

2.  The lesion is: 
 

a. peripheral
b. central
c. the location of the lesion cannot be determined from these signs
d.  asymmetrical
e. none of the above

3.  This condition occurring idiopathically is called:
 
a. Moebius syndrome
b. benign essential blepharospasm
c. Bell palsy
d.  brain stem stroke
e. none of the above

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