facial droop

facial droop

Neurology A unilateral sagging of the face, which usually indicates paralysis of facial muscles due to trauma, infection or tumor removal near or at the facial nerve. See Facial palsy.

facial droop

Loss of motor control on one side of the face, resulting in weakness of the muscles on one side of the mouth, with an inability to smile symmetrically. A common finding in acute stroke and Bell's palsy. In stroke, the weakness is limited to the lower half of the face.
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It involves checking a person's face for signs of weakness or facial droop, their arms for weakness, and their speech for slurring, or difficulty speaking.
Osena noted that, "Cuadros came in with severe aphasia (can't communicate), right facial droop, and right side paralysis.
I felt the sudden onset of moderately severe lightheadedness with a transient unilateral facial droop.
It consists of eight elements, including assessment of orientation, ability to follow commands, motor strength, and assessment for facial droop (Figure 2).
For example, in the case of a patient with Bells palsy, the signs can be ptosis, a facial droop with pain caused by the swelling or damage to the trigeminal nerve, headaches, or the inability to make facial expressions due to a paralysis of the facial nerve.
Case: A 26 year old Gravida 1 Para 1 female 20 days post partum from a spontaneous vaginal delivery was transported from an outlying facility due to severely elevated blood pressure and transient left arm numbness and left sided facial droop.
Everything was damaged in the water, so there was no ability to know about that person who now had a facial droop, that person who was slurring their words.
A 70-year-old obese man was sitting at the dinner table and developed right facial droop and left upper and lower extremity weakness.
Sixty-four percent said they would call 911 for facial droop, and 50 percent recognized arm weakness as a possible sign of stroke.
The facial droop and symptoms started on a Thursday, but he did not go to a doctor until Saturday night.
Haynes did not find any left-sided weakness or slurred speech, although she did observe a very slight facial droop.
Decreased control of facial muscles can result in facial droop, drooling, slurred speech, and difficulty eating and drinking.