Familial trigeminal neuralgia and contralateral hemifacial spasm

J. M. Duff, R. J. Spinner, N. M. Lindor, D. W. Dodick, John L.D. Atkinson

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Abstract

A patient was evaluated with familial trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and contralateral hemifacial spasm. The mother of the patient, 5 of 10 siblings, and 1 nephew also had TN confirmed by neurologists. The transmission of TN was suggestive of an autosomal dominant inheritance. This family provides additional evidence of a genetic basis for TN in selected cases and also provokes further speculation on a common unifying hypothesis of pathophysiology in cranial rhizopathies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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