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Abstract #3902

Differences in resting state fMRI alterations between left and right early Bell’s palsy

Xiaowei Han1,2, Lei Du1, Wenwen Gao1, Guolin Ma1, and Lizhi Xie3

1Department of Radiology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China, 2Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, 3GE Healthcare, China, Beijing, China

Bell’s palsy is defined as an idiopathic unilateral facial nerve palsy. Sixty-seven patients and 37 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were recruited in this study. Brain fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (fALFF) and and following functional connectivity (FC) were analyzed between left and right palsy groups. The results revealed brain reintegrating mechanisms differed between patients with left and right Bell’s palsy.

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