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Moebius Syndrome

Avatar Dr. Kyle Bickel Jun 21, 2019

Moebius Syndrome is one of the conditions that can result in facial paralysis. Now, this is a rare condition that can affect virtually anyone and there’s no real genetic source for why this ever happens. However, when it happens, there is a distinct set of features that occur. One of the features is actually facial paralysis. The facial nerve never develops from the brainstem along with another nerve called the sixth cranial nerve responsible for some eye movements. What results is a person who has no facial nerve and it’s usually occurring on both sides of the face. So these patients have no movement whatsoever in the face. They look as though they have a mask-like appearance.

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