Hemifacial spasm

What is Hemifacial spasm?

A disorder of the facial nerve characterized by unilateral involuntary paroxysmal contractions of the facial muscles, caused by high-frequency bursts of motor units lasting from a few msec to several seconds; reported causes include compression of the ipsilateral facial nerve near its exit from the pons by a vascular malformation, compression of the ipsilateral facial nerve by a posterofossa neoplasm, and idiopathic derivations.

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I am suffering with hemifacial spasam from last 8 years and treatment started dr has advised botox injuction theropy for 3 times. 1 already taken...

doctor1 MD

Dear Friend,

No botox injections dont cause brain damage, but may cause facial asymetry at times which is temporary


Dr. Vineet Saggar (MCh)...

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What causes left facial, ear and eye muscles twitching?

doctor1 MD

Thank you for writing in.

Twitching of left facial,ear and eye muscle are due to the following

1) left hemifacial spasm ( involunatary movement...

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