Microvascular decompression for superior oblique myokymia: case report

M. Delour Fam (Lead / Corresponding author), Chris Scott, Alan Forster, Mahmoud H Kamel

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    Superior oblique myokymia (SOM) is a rare disorder in which the patient suffers episodic uniocular torsional eye movement associated with diplopia and oscillopsia . Although the pathophysiology has been narrowed down to erratic discharge of the trochlear nerve, yet the exact etiology remains unclear; a handful of cases have been described in association with an identifiable space occupying lesions or dural AV fistulae. Neurovascular compression theory has been postulated in the early 1980s and to our knowledge, very few reports exist in the literature accrediting this hypothesis in the pathogenesis of superior oblique myokymia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)552-5
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


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