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2022 Oct 18

J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg



Bell’s palsy misdiagnosis: characteristics of occult tumors causing facial paralysis.


Chung E-J, Matic D, Fung K, MacNeil DS, Nichols AC, Kiwan R, Tay KY, Yoo J
J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Oct 18; 51(1):39.
PMID: 36258246.


The aim of this study was to report the incidence and clinical course of a series of patients who were misdiagnosed with Bell's palsy and were eventually proven to have occult neoplasms.