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Stroke on what side of the brain would experience a left facial droop?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Stroke vrs Bell's

The picture shows a lady with a stroke and a man with bell's palsy: if you can raise both eyebrows, the facial nerve is intact.
Therefore, the woman has had a stroke involving the left side of the brain producing paralysis of the right lower face and the man has a right bell's palsy.

In brief: Stroke vrs Bell's

The picture shows a lady with a stroke and a man with bell's palsy: if you can raise both eyebrows, the facial nerve is intact.
Therefore, the woman has had a stroke involving the left side of the brain producing paralysis of the right lower face and the man has a right bell's palsy.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Stroke

Right cerebrum. But facial droop can also be from bell's palsy.
A neurologist can sort that out.

In brief: Stroke

Right cerebrum. But facial droop can also be from bell's palsy.
A neurologist can sort that out.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: It Depends

The short answer is the right if you're referring to the most common cause of stroke (a cortical stroke), but the wiring from the cortex to the face does a little zig zag in there, so the most specific answer depends on the level of the brain where the stroke occurred.

In brief: It Depends

The short answer is the right if you're referring to the most common cause of stroke (a cortical stroke), but the wiring from the cortex to the face does a little zig zag in there, so the most specific answer depends on the level of the brain where the stroke occurred.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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