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Bilateral Marcus Gunn jaw winking synkinesis with monocular elevation deficiency: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22350119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Marcus Gunn jaw winking synkinesis (MGJWS) occurs due to an aberrant innervation of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle by a branch of the motor division of the trigeminal nerve that supplies the muscles of mastication. MGJWS is mostly unilateral occurring in isolation and is less frequently associated with ocular or systemic abnormalities. Although MGJWS is mostly unilateral, few bilateral cases have been reported. Here we describe a rare case of bilateral MGJWS in an 18 year-old male patient with asymmetric bilateral ptosis and monocular elevation deficiency in the right eye.
Authors:
Akash D Shah; Anand B Kumar; Kulin Kothari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  International ophthalmology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2630     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904294     Medline TA:  Int Ophthalmol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Bombay City Eye Institute and Research Centre, 5, Babulnath Road, Mumbai, 400007, India, drakashshah@gmail.com.
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