hemifacial spasm

hemifacial spasm
a type of dystonia that results in irregular spasms affecting the facial muscles on one side. It is usually due to irritation of the facial nerve by an overlying artery within the skull base. Treatment is with injections of botulinum A toxin.

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  • Spasmus hemifacialis — Der Spasmus hemifacialis (oder Hemispasmus facialis) ist eine einseitig (hemi) auftretende unwillkürliche Verkrampfung (Spasmus) der Gesichtsmuskulatur. Ursache ist meist ein mikrovaskuläres Kompressionssyndrom. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Epidemiologie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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