Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Opinion  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 
Category: Neurology

Back to Medical Reference

Facial hemispasm overview

Published: April 03, 2010. Updated: April 03, 2010

 

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 

Facial hemispasm usually appears in middle to elderly life. May be associated with banal infection and mild draft.

Manifestations

Unilateral, recurring, rapid, locally migrating twitches of bundles of facial muscles most often occurring around the eye or mouth.

Initially intermittent in bursts of minutes to an hour or so but often becomes continuous. Sensory changes are lacking and most examples reflect the compression of the facial nerve at the base of the brain by an adjacent artery.

Treatment

Surgical separation of the facial nerve and artery usually halts the problem.

 


Previous: Epilepsy Next: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.