Pic: Spot Diagnosis – Anyone wanna guess?

This should be extremely easy for medics.

Non medics on the other hand, the answer is hidden below. Anything wrong in this photo?

For confidentiality’s sake, the patient has been made anonymous.

The patient:


The answer:


7th Cranial Nerve Palsy

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  1. Omar Al-Awadi January 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    dead nerve?

    • DrQ80 January 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

      Actually not that far off.

      Its what we call a 7th nerve palsy (or Bells palsy)

      I attached the answer in an update to the post.

      • Omar Al-Awadi January 13, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

        i was gona say bell’s palsy after seeing someone who got it…but i didnt know u can get it on your forehead :p i saw it only occur around the cheek/eye area…hurray medical trivia! 😛

        • DrQ80 January 14, 2013 at 8:41 am #

          You learn something new everyday :p

          Imagine getting bells palsy on your butt cheeks

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