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Chapter 21. Facial Nerve Paralysis

Which segment of the facial nerve is the narrowest and most susceptible to inflammation?

A. Meatal segment

B. Labyrinthine segment

C. Tympanic segment

D. Mastoid segment

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is characterized by the following except

A. Abducens palsy

B. Vertigo

C. Sensorineural hearing loss

D. Auricular vesicles

Which is a common cause of synchronous, bilateral facial paralysis?

A. Viral reactivation

B. Cholesteatoma

C. Lyme disease

D. Geniculate ganglion hemangioma/vascular malformation

Treatment of facial paralysis in the setting of acute otitis media should include all of the following except

A. Myringotomy

B. IV antibiotics

C. Conservative mastoidectomy

D. Eye protection

Which procedure has the potential to restore a spontaneous smile?

A. Masseteric (V)-to-facial nerve transfer

B. Split hypoglossal (XII)-to-facial nerve transfer

C. Temporalis transfer

D. Two-stage gracilis free muscle transfer

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