Authentic facial myoclonus without involvement of any other body part is very rare. The most common condiction associated with it is Epilepsia Partialis Continua (EPC). We report one case of EPC with subcontinuos rhytmic twitching of his left lower face and tongue, due to a fixed opercular lesion. In this case, clinical, electrophysiology and neuroradiology data suggest an evidence for a cortical origin of facial myoclonus.
|Translated title of the contribution||Facial myoclonus presenting as epilepsia partialis continua in a patient with an opercular lesion|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology