Painful spasms in facial, masticatory, and motor ocular muscles reversed after microvascular decompression of a neurovascular conflict at brainstem

Abstract

The authors present a case of a 42-year-old female admitted for disabling complex and atypical bilateral facial spasms associated with painful masticatory and motor ocular dystonic movements, difficult to fit in the definition of any known cranio-facial dyskinesias. MRI showed a left PICA loop invaginated into the brainstem, considered responsible of an… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00701-017-3258-1

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