Hemifacial Spasm caused by a Dolicho-ectatic Basilar Artery


An otherwise healthy man presented with left hemifacial spasm of 3 years duration. It started with left blepharospasm (involuntary contractions of eyelid muscles) causing narrowing of palpebral aperture. Gradually, the symptoms progressed to involve the left side of face. Involuntary contractions occurred in muscles of facial expression and lip muscles also. MRI with MR AngiogramContinue reading “Hemifacial Spasm caused by a Dolicho-ectatic Basilar Artery”

Blepharospasm


Blepharospasm refers to involuntary contraction of eyelids. Eyelid closure are intermittent and of short duration. Spasms of eyelids may get triggered by light, wind, pollution, stress, etc. Here, you can also facial grimacing. These symptoms can occur as a part of Meige syndrome, which is more common in women, and commonly affects people between theContinue reading “Blepharospasm”