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Mesh term Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome

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Facial Nerve Diseases
Mouth Diseases


An idiopathic syndrome characterized by one or more of the following; recurrent orofacial swelling, relapsing facial paralysis, and fissured tongue (lingua plicata). The onset is usually in childhood and relapses are common. Cheilitis granulomatosa is a monosymptomatic variant of this condition. (Dermatol Clin 1996 Apr;14(2):371-9; Magalini and Magalini, Dictionary of Medical Syndromes, 4th ed, p531)

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