Hemifacial Spasm - Mayo Clinic

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hello my name is dr. Michael link I'm a

neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic in

Rochester Minnesota I'm going to discuss

just a little bit about hemifacial spasm

hemifacial spasm is really quite a rare

disorder the exact etiology is not known

but it presents usually starting is just

a faint twitching around one eye and

then over time and typically spreads to

involve the entire face and produces a

very characteristic Aric turistic

rhythmic twitching of the face that

initially may be only noticeable to the

patient but eventually becomes quite

obvious even a casual observer it's

typically a not painful not associated

with any sensory changes or numbness of

the face but as it gets more progressive

it can certainly interfere with daily

life can interfere certainly in social

situations but also even with reading or