Myokymia and Facial Contraction in Brain Stem Glioma: An Electromyographic Study

Richard Tenser, Lcdr James J. Corbett

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Abstract

Occasional patients with a brain stem glioma have continuous unilateral facial contraction and myokymia. One such a patient underwent detailed electromyographic study of the involved facial muscles. In addition, following lidocaine infiltration of the ipsilateral facial nerve at the stylomastoid foramen, the facial contraction and myokymia were eliminated. This indicates that the abnormal muscle activity was due to a process more proximal than the stylomastoid foramen and was not due to a distal lesion as has been found in myokymia of the limb muscles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-427
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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Facial Nerve Diseases
Glioma
Brain Stem
Myokymia
Facial Muscles
Muscles
Facial Nerve
Lidocaine
Extremities
Contraction

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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In: Archives of Neurology, Vol. 30, No. 6, 01.01.1974, p. 425-427.

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