Post-traumatic hemifacial spasm

Hung Chen Wang, Cheng Hsien Lu, Reng Jye Lee, Tzu Ming Yang, Kuo Sheng Hung

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Abstract

We report an early-onset post-traumatic hemifacial spasm and discuss possible aetiology. A 20-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for observation because of an injury to the right frontotemporal region, resulting in drowsiness. On the second day in hospital, he developed peripheral paresis of the facial nerve on the right, followed by hemifacial spasm on the same side. He improved after corticosteroid treatment, and was discharged one week later almost completely recovered. The neuroradiology and clinical response suggest that the patient's hemifacial spasm was due to hyperexcitability of the facial nerve nucleus induced by a haematoma in the lower central pons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-683
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain stem haemorrhage
  • Facial nucleus
  • Head injury
  • Hemifacial spasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neurology

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