facial myokymia


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fa·cial my·o·ky·mi·a

myokymia that appears in the facial muscles, causing narrowing of the palpebral fissure and continuous undulation of the facial skin surface; the latter is referred to as "bag of worms" appearance and is best seen with reflected light; due to intrinsic brainstem lesion, such as a pontine glioma or multiple sclerosis.

fa·cial my·o·ky·mi·a

(fāshăl mīō-kīmē-ă)
Disorder that appears in the facial muscles, causing narrowing of the palpebral fissure and continuous undulation of the facial skin surface; the latter is colloquially referred to as "bag of worms" appearance.
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A differential diagnosis of facial myokymia, facial motor seizures, myoclonus, muscular spasms, and tardive dystonia was considered.
Facial myokymia has also been described in the recovery phase of Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Here we present an unusual presentation of multiple sclerosis diagnosed in a 33-year-old male with facial myokymia of left eyelid, which progressed to left hemifacial spasm.
Brinar, "Treatment of facial myokymia in multiple sclerosis with botulinum toxin," Acta Neurologica Belgica, vol.