Gentil Gomes da Fonseca Filho, Gabriele Natane de Medeiros Cirne, Roberta Oliveira Cacho, Jane Carla de Souza, Danilo Nagem, Enio Walker Azevedo Cacho, Cristiane Aparecida Moran, Bruna Abreu, Silvana Alves Pereira
Facial paralysis in newborns can leave functional sequelae. Determining the evolution and amount of functional losses requires consistent evaluation methods that measure, quantitatively, the evolution of clinical functionality. This paper reports an innovative method of facial assessment for the case of a child 28 days of age with unilateral facial paralysis. The child had difficulty breast feeding, and quickly responded to the physical therapy treatment.
December 2015: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology