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

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Synkinesis
Chin
Facial Nerve
Eyelids
Peripheral Nerves
Pathology
Muscles
Traumatic Brain Injury

Keywords

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

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)

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A case of ipsilateral chin-eyelid synkinesis after brain trauma without peripheral facial nerve lesion. / Ferrazzoli, Davide; Balbi, Pietro; Caremani, Luca; Sebastianelli, Luca; Zarucchi, Alessio; Capobianco, Marina; Bettiga, Lorenza; Saltuari, Leopold; Frazzitta, Giuseppe.

In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Vol. 123, 2014, p. 69-71.

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Ferrazzoli, D, Balbi, P, Caremani, L, Sebastianelli, L, Zarucchi, A, Capobianco, M, Bettiga, L, Saltuari, L & Frazzitta, G 2014, 'A case of ipsilateral chin-eyelid synkinesis after brain trauma without peripheral facial nerve lesion', Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol. 123, pp. 69-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clineuro.2014.05.002
Ferrazzoli, Davide ; Balbi, Pietro ; Caremani, Luca ; Sebastianelli, Luca ; Zarucchi, Alessio ; Capobianco, Marina ; Bettiga, Lorenza ; Saltuari, Leopold ; Frazzitta, Giuseppe. / A case of ipsilateral chin-eyelid synkinesis after brain trauma without peripheral facial nerve lesion. In: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2014 ; Vol. 123. pp. 69-71.
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