Facial Nerve Palsy

Palsy of the facial nerve (VII), aka Bell’s Palsy, named after Charles Bell (19th Century Scottish Surgeon). Epidemiology and Aetiology Incidence: 30 per 100 000 per year Accounts for 80% of cases facial nerve paralysis....

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Facial Pain

Sinusitis Clinical features Dull constant aching pain over the maxillary sinus Tenderness over underlying skin Postnasal drip Ethmoid/sphenoid a pain felt deep in the midline at the root of the nose Pain is worse...

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Falls

Introduction Falls are an incredibly common presentation. You will see them as GP referrals, A+E presentations, and countless times on the ward. Exactly how you examine and manage the patient will depend on the...

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Friedrich’s Ataxia

Introduction Friedrich’s ataxia is an autosomal recessive disorder resulting from a repeat nucleotide sequence (GAA) in the frataxin gene, which codes for the mitochondrial protein frataxin. It most commonly causes cerebellar signs but can...

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