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best way to detect facial nerve damage?

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:11 PM   #1
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Question best way to detect facial nerve damage?

hi folks!

what's the best way to diagnose facial nerve damage?

mri or an emg?

thank you!

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Old 01-19-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
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Re: best way to detect facial nerve damage?

I would try a MRI to look at the brain. The trigeminal nerve has three branches and affects the majority of the face. This should be seen during a MRI of the brain. Have it done with and without contrast. Hope this helps.

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