Facial trigeminal synkinesis associated with a trigeminal schwannoma

Devon I. Rubin, Joseph Y. Matsumoto, Guillermo A. Suarez, Raymond G. Auger

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Abstract

The authors describe the clinical and electrophysiologic findings in a patient with synkinesis between muscles innervated by the facial and trigeminal nerves after resection of a trigeminal schwannoma. Conventional facial nerve conduction and blink reflex studies were normal. Stimulation of the supraorbital and facial nerves elicited reproducible responses in the masseter and pterygoid muscles, confirming a peripheral site of aberrant regeneration of the facial and trigeminal nerves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-637
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume53
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 11 1999

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