Recurrent Facial Nerve Paralysis: A Case report on Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome

DOI: 10.2478/jim-2022-0003

This is a case report of a 27-year-old male who presented with recurrent facial swelling and
weakness. The clinical evaluation revealed that the patient had Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome
(MRS), a rare neurological disease characterized by the triad of recurrent facial edema,
recurrent facial muscle weakness, and a furrowed or fissured tongue. Accurate data regarding
the incidence of MRS is challenging to obtain due to the rarity of the disorder, and early recognition
and treatment can potentially reduce the probability of permanent disability.
Keywords: recurrent facial nerve paralysis, Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome, granulomatous