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Hemifacial spasm caused by fusiform aneurysm at vertebral artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery junction.
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PMID:  19137088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hemifacial spasm induced by intracranial aneurysm is a rare clinical condition. A 45-year-old male patient presented with a 3-year history of progressive involuntary twitching movement on right face. On radiological study, a dilated vascular lesion compressing the brain stem was found at the junction of vertebral artery and posterior inferior cerebellar artery. On operative field, we found the posterior inferior cerebellar artery and the fusiform aneurysm compressing root exit zone of facial nerve. Microvascular decompression was performed and the facial symptom was relieved without complications.
Authors:
Seok-Keun Choi; Bong Arm Rhee; Bong-Jin Park; Young-Jin Lim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  44     ISSN:  2005-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-400     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
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