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Article: Volume 42 Number 8 Page 792 - October 2015

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Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 14. Facial Paralysis

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Abstract: A 59-year-old woman complained of paralysis of the right side of her lip, over the previous two days, following the appearance of oral ulceration, and pain in her tongue and palate, and associated difficulty in closing her eye on the same side.

Author notes: Professor Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDS RCS, FDS RCPS, FFD RCSI, FDS RCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Dr HC, Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health: and Emeritus Professor, University College London, UK and Dr Dimitrios Malamos, DDS, MSc, PhD, DipOM, Oral Medicine Clinic, National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (IKA), Athens, Greece.