Facial plast Surg 2015; 31(02): 117-122
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549042
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Facial Paralysis in Children

Sashank Reddy1, Richard Redett1
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
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08 May 2015 (online)


Facial paralysis can have devastating physical and psychosocial consequences. These are particularly severe in children in whom loss of emotional expressiveness can impair social development and integration. The etiologies of facial paralysis, prospects for spontaneous recovery, and functions requiring restoration differ in children as compared with adults. Here we review contemporary management of facial paralysis with a focus on special considerations for pediatric patients.