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Vestibular Impairment in Hemifacial Spasm Syndrome: A Case Report


Department of Otolaryngology, Clínica Barona, Valencia, Spain


Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid, Spain


Department of Otolaryngology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Navarra, Spain

J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16: 138-140
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2020.6112
Read: 1781 Downloads: 945 Published: 01 April 2020

A 52-year-old man presented with left hemifacial spasm (HFS). A magnetic resonance imaging scan showed compression of the left facial nerve at the cerebellopontine angle by a dolichoectatic basilar artery. The neurotological evaluation showed an otolithic deficit, with canalicular preservation and normal hearing. The deficit improved after surgical decompression. No previous report has described the impairment of vestibular function in patients presenting with HFS.

Cite this article as: Barona L, Krstulovic C, Bejarano B, Perez N. Vestibular Impairment in Hemifacial Spasm Syndrome: A Case Report. J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16(1): 138-40.

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