Bilateral hemifacial spasm: A series of 10 patients with literature review

Bilateral hemifacial spasm: A series of 10 patients with literature review

Author Felicio, Andre Carvalho Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Godeiro-Junior, Clecio de Oliveira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Borges, Vanderci Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Sonia Maria de Azevedo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferraz, Henrique Ballalai Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Bilateral hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a rare movement disorder posing diagnostic doubt with other facial dyskinesias. in this report, we describe clinical, radiological and therapeutic features of 10 patients with bilateral HFS. the prevalence of bilateral HFS in our sample was of 2.6%. Clinical characteristics of our patients did not differ from the classic features of unilateral cases. the mean latency for contralateral facial nerve involvement was of 33.3 months. in only one case a vascular abnormality was seen. We conclude that bilateral HFS is rare and that clinical differentiation with other facial dyskinesias should be promptly made to introduce appropriate therapy. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords bilateral
hemifacial spasm
botulinum toxin
Language English
Date 2008-01-01
Published in Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. Oxford: Elsevier B.V., v. 14, n. 2, p. 154-156, 2008.
ISSN 1353-8020 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 154-156
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000254374400011

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