Hemifacial spasm. Results of unilateral myectomy.


Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a disorder characterized by unilateral involuntary spasm of the muscles innervated by the facial nerve (cranial nerve VII). The etiology is often a redundant or ectatic artery in the cerebellopontine angle that compresses the facial nerve. Neurosurgical decompression with implantation of a sponge between the ectatic artery and the… (More)