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Facial myokymia as a presenting symptom of vestibular schwannoma.

Author(s): Joseph B | Rajshekhar V

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 50;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 369;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: Diagnosis | Differential | Facial Nerve Diseases | diagnosis | etiology | Female | Human | Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Middle Aged | Neuroma | Acoustic | complications | diagnosis

Facial myokymia is a rare presenting feature of a vestibular schwannoma. We present a 48 year old woman with a large right vestibular schwannoma, who presented with facial myokymia. It is postulated that facial myokymia might be due to a defect in the motor axons of the 7th nerve or due to brain stem compression by the tumor.

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