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Hemimasticatory and hemifacial spasm: a common pathophysiology?
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PMID:  6568919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case is described of a 60-year-old woman with a 4-year history of left hemimasticatory spasm. Detailed electrophysiological studies are compared with those from 6 patients with typical idiopathic hemifacial spasm. On the basis of comparable patterns of EMG activity in the 2 conditions, it is concluded that they may have both a common pathophysiology and a peripheral site of involvement.
P D Thompson; W M Carroll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental neurology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0196-6383     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Neurol     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-20     Completed Date:  1985-02-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909724     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Neurol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Facial Muscles* / physiopathology
Masticatory Muscles* / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Reflex, Abnormal
Spasm / physiopathology*

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