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Hemimasticatory spasm —a peripheral paroxysmal cranial neuropathy?
  1. PD Thompson,
  2. WM Carroll*
  1. Department of Neurology, Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre, Nedlands, Western Australia


    The clinical and electrophysiological features of a case of hemimasticatory spasm are presented. The findings are in many respects similar to those described in hemifacial spasm. A peripheral cranial neuropathy as proposed in hemifacial spasm also may be responsible for hemimasticatory spasm.

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    • * Present address: National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG.

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