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15 minute consultation: a structured approach to the management of facial paralysis in a child
  1. Vikas Malik1,
  2. Vineeta Joshi2,
  3. Kevin M J Green1,
  4. Iain A Bruce1
  1. 1Department of ENT, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Vikas Malik, Department of ENT, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL, UK; malikvik{at}


Objective To present a structured approach for an outpatient consultation of a child with facial paralysis.

Method Review of literature and description of approach followed in our unit.

Conclusion A focused history and examination is key to establish the cause and draw a management plan for paediatric facial paralysis.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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