A case of familial inverse Marcus Gunn phenomenon

Oh, J. Y.; Kim, J. E.; Kim, Y. J.; Park, K. D.; Choi, K. G.
February 2003
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Feb2003, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p278
Academic Journal
case study
The article presents a case study of familial inverse Marcus Gunn phenomenon. Inverse Marcus Gunn phenomenon is a rare congenital synkinetic movement presenting as eyelid drooping on jaw opening. It has only rarely been reported. Often this phenomenon follows peripheral facial palsy, suggesting abnormal synkinesis of the facial nerve. A 31-year-old woman visited a clinic complaining of involuntary winking of her left eyelid on jaw opening. The symptom was most prominent when she opened her mouth forcefully, such as when eating or yawning.


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