Hemifacial spasm in a child

N. Milani, V. Scaioli, S. Giombini, M. Grisoli, L. Angelini

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Abstract

Hemifacial spasm in a 10-year-old child is herein reported. Computed tomography and angiography were normal. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an anomalous vascular structure, probably a redundant loop arising from AICA or PICA, which was identified at surgery. The spasm, presumably due to vascular compression at the root entry zone of the right facial nerve, promptly and completely remitted after surgical decompression, without functional deficits. Atypical clinical features, as well as pre- and postoperative neurophysiological findings supporting the microvascular compression theory, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-468
Number of pages3
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991

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Hemifacial Spasm
Blood Vessels
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Facial Nerve
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Computed Tomography Angiography

Keywords

  • Blink reflex
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Microvascular compression
  • Neurosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Hemifacial spasm in a child. / Milani, N.; Scaioli, V.; Giombini, S.; Grisoli, M.; Angelini, L.

In: Child's Nervous System, Vol. 7, No. 8, 12.1991, p. 466-468.

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Milani, N. ; Scaioli, V. ; Giombini, S. ; Grisoli, M. ; Angelini, L. / Hemifacial spasm in a child. In: Child's Nervous System. 1991 ; Vol. 7, No. 8. pp. 466-468.
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