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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 5381-5383

Developmental vascular anomaly associated hemi facial spasms and botox injections therapy

Department of Neurology, Marshall University School of Medicine, WV, USA

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Dr. Salman Assad
Department of Neurology, Marshall University School of Medicine, 1600 Medical Center Drive, WV, 25705
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_598_20

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Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is characterized by involuntary synchronous contractions or spasms of one side of the face, usually beginning around the eye. They are typically brief, irregular clonic movements but are occasionally tonic. We present a case of a 41-year-old female who presented to the neurology clinic with complaints of recurrent right facial spasms. These involuntary spontaneous movements had affected her quality of life. The neuroimaging revealed the vascular malformation right cranial nerves (CN) VII/VIII complex. It was considered to be responsible for the patient's HFSs. The patient responded well symptomatically to the botox injections without any neurovascular decompression.

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