facial neuropathies meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially,along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone,or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness,loss of taste from the anterior tongue,hyperacusis,and decreased lacrimation.


  1. Some medical practitioners no longer make a distinction between facial neuralgia ( a nominal condition of inflammation ) versus facial neuropathy ( direct physical damage to a nerve ).

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