Should I baby sit?

A 4 year old boy had an astrocytoma removed 1 year ago which resulted in a complete flaccid palsy on the left together with bilateral VI palsy. His swallow is safe and other cranial nerves are grossly intact – he is still under surveillance by the oncologists....

Recurrent Facial Palsy in a Child

I recently saw a 7 year old girl who has had recurrent bouts of Bell Palsy since the age of two; both parents have had Bell Palsy in the past. She has had 5 episodes over 5 years with the parents acting swiftly to seek treatment. All episodes have settled with steroid...

Timing of pediatric reanimation?

Timing of pediatric reanimation? When is the best age to consider facial reanimation in non-progressive congenital facial palsy? Many centers will perform facial reanimation by free muscle transfer in children at an early age (eg. 4 years). Is this the ideal age? The...