13 year-old with abrupt onset of left facial weakness
coronals post Gad
T1 coronals post Gad
T1 axial post Gad
the left CN VII. Specifically the distal canalicular, the labyrinthine,
the tympanic, and the mastoid segments enhance.
Bell's palsy, atypical schwanomma
contrast-enhanced MR scans are recommended for individuals with
atypical presentation of facial paralysis. In the proper clinical
setting, contrast-enhanced MR imaging may permit a positive
radiographic diagnosis of Bell's palsy, which has previously been a
diagnosis of exclusion.
Submitted by Anthony Giauque, MD, UW Neuroradiology FellowReturn to UW Neuroradiology Teaching Files