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Hemifacial spasm, glossodynia, and dolichoectasia of the basilar artery.
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PMID:  20833080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The case of a 77-year-old hypertensive man presenting with hemifacial spasm and glossodynia is reported. Imaging studies revealed gross dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar arterial system with pontine compression. It is suggested that the neurologic symptoms most likely resulted from pontine compression, rather than from any compression of the cranial nerves.
Ambar Chakravarty
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Science, Calcutta, India.
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