Monday, March 5, 2007

VizD 3/5/2007 Challenge

A 41-year-old man presents to your ED complaining of a right-sided facial droop and the inability to close his right eye. The symptoms developed 2 days ago. He is otherwise healthy.

Questions (click on image to enlarge)
1. This presentation is secondary to a problem of the central or peripheral nervous system?
2. Name 3 conditions that are associated with recurrent or bilateral facial palsy?
3. True or False --if left untreated, approximately 70% of patients recover completely

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1 comment:

jasonryz said...

1. peripheral (cannot close right eye)
2. lyme disease, sarcoid, lymphoma
3. true