Bilateral paralysis of the facial nerves is rather uncommon. It is usually associated with infections of the nervous system, such as polyneuritis and gummatous basal meningitis. A leukemic origin of the disorder is extraordinary. In view of the infrequency of leukemia as a cause of facial diplegia, we have thought it worth while to report the clinical and pathologic observations in a patient who presented this picture. We have included in this report the clinical data in two other cases of acute leukemia in which a unilateral facial paralysis occurred.
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Case 1.—Clinical History.
GARVEY PH, LAWRENCE JS. FACIAL DIPLEGIA IN LYMPHATIC LEUKEMIA. JAMA. 1933;101(25):1941–1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740500021006
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