Facial droop

Facial droop is weakness in the facial muscles caused by loss of nerve function. This can produce a distorted appearance because the facial muscles sag, usually on only one side of the face.

Last Updated: September 8, 2009

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology & Metabolism

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