Isolated facial myokymia and facial contracture: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging correlation

Michael P. Merchut, José Biller*, Joel Brumlik, Behrooz Azar-Kia, Eric J. Russell

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Abstract

Isolated facial myokymia with contracture can be the earliest manifestation of intrinsic lesions of the brainstem. We report a case of facial myokymia with contracture occurring as the result of a pontine glioma, as depicted on cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging studies. The rostral location of the tumor supports the supranuclear disinhibition hypothesis of facial myokymia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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