Facial Paralysis from Facial Nerve Tumors

A facial paralysis that begins insidiously and progresses in severity is characteristic of a tumor arising from the facial nerve or, more commonly, a tumor that arises from adjacent structures and secondarily invades the facial nerve.

Outcomes for Facial Paralysis from Facial Nerve Tumors

With surgical resection and reconstruction of the facial nerve, it is not possible to restore the facial function to normal; however, some return of facial function can be anticipated.