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Guillain-barré syndrome associated with acute onset bilateral facial nerve palsies. A case report and literature review.
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PMID:  24029178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a post infectious, immune-mediated disease with cranial nerve involvement observed in 45-75% of patients. Bilateral facial nerve palsy is rather uncommon and occurs in 0.3% to 2% of all facial palsies. We describe a rare case of a 29-year-old man with bilateral facial palsy caused by a Guillain-Barré syndrome with an unusual onset and progression of neurological symptoms. Neuroradiological findings in our patient are described and compared with data from literature on bilateral facial palsies to make differential diagnosis easier for neuroradiologists.
A D'Amore; A Viglianesi; T Cavallaro; R Chiaramonte; E G Muscoso; S Giuffrida; I Chiaramonte; G C Ettorre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  The neuroradiology journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1971-4009     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiol J     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101295103     Medline TA:  Neuroradiol J     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-70     Citation Subset:  -    
Section of Radiological Sciences, Department of Medical-Diagnostic Specialties, University of Catania; Catania, Italy -
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