A case of ipsilateral chin-eyelid synkinesis after brain trauma without peripheral facial nerve lesion

Davide Ferrazzoli, Pietro Balbi, Luca Caremani, Luca Sebastianelli, Alessio Zarucchi, Marina Capobianco, Lorenza Bettiga, Leopold Saltuari, Giuseppe Frazzitta

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Abstract

Highlights Chin-eyelid synkinesis can be a consequence of peripheral facial nerve pathologies. Rearrangement of fibers leads to ectopic diffusion of the contraction signals. We report an orbicularis oculi mentalis muscle synkinesis after a brain trauma. Neither clinical nor instrumental evidences of facial nerve lesion were demonstrated.We hypothesize that the abnormal coactivation was due to central nervous plasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Brain trauma
  • Central nervous plasticity
  • Chin-eyelid synkinesis
  • Facial nerve lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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