After a tumor has been removed, facial nerve palsy can sometimes develop, which causes paralysis in one side of the child’s face.
When a child has a facial tumor, surgery to remove all or most of the tumor may be the recommended course of treatment. This procedure is known as tumor resection. In some cases, a child who has undergone a tumor resection for a facial tumor may develop facial nerve palsy.
Facial nerve palsy – also known as facial paralysis – is a loss of facial movement due to nerve damage. Children with facial nerve palsy have one side of the face that appears to droop or becomes weak.