Unusual and benign course of idiopathic facial diplegia

Alexander Khlebtovsky, Tal Saban, Israel Steiner

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Bilateral facial nerve palsy or facial diplegia is a rare condition that occurs mainly in the context of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Its natural history has never been studied. We report four patients with isolated idiopathic bilateral facial nerve palsy with meningitis, no evidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome and rapid and complete recovery. Our report aims to draw attention to an unusual variant of bilateral facial palsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)904-905
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bell's palsy
  • Facial diplegia
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome


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