Facial Palsy in Children

Toshiyuki Fujisaki, Hajime Ohtaki, Hitoshi Satoh, Yuichi Nakano
1994 Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Japan  
132 cascs (17.2%) of facial palsy in children under 15 years of age among a total of 768 cases of facial palsy seen during an 11-year period (1982)(1983)(1984)(1985)(1986)(1987)(1988)(1989)(1990)(1991)(1992) were divided into two groups: an infant group (under 5 years, 59 cascs) and a schoolchild group (over 6 years, 73 cases). The infant group included Bell's palsy (29 cases, 49%), congenital palsy (10 cases, 17%), otogenic palsy (5 cases, 8%), Hunt's syndrome (3 cases, 5%) and others. The
more » ... olchild group, ineluding Bell's palsy (37 cases, 51%), Hunt's syndrome (15 cases, 21%), traumatic palsy (7 cases, 10%) and others was similar to the adult palsy population. 96% of 50 Bell's palsy cases and 82% of 11 Hunt's syndrome cases in children who were treated with medication resulted in recovery. These rates were better than in adults, although a statistical significant difference was not found.
doi:10.11374/shonijibi1980.15.2_46 fatcat:lb3qxpap35gcfg3sewgzyzmuam