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Vestibular Impairment in Hemifacial Spasm Syndrome: A Case Report

25-mar-2020 | Revista: The Journal of International Advanced Otology

Barona L (1), Krstulovic C (1), Bejarano B (2), Perez N (3).

(1) Department of Otolaryngology, Clínica Barona, Valencia, Spain.
(2) Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid, Spain.
(3) Department of Otolaryngology, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Navarra, Spain.


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.

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  J Int Adv Otol. 2020 Mar 25. doi: 10.5152/iao.2020.6112.