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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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FIGUEIREDO NETO, Nicandro De; MARTINS, Johnny Wesley G.; FARAGE FILHO, Miguel  and  HENRIQUES, Fernando Guilhon. Romberg's facial hemiatrophy: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.4, pp.795-798. ISSN 0004-282X.

The authors report the case of a 45-years-old female patient, with progressive hemiatrophy of the left face and tongue. The laboratorial and image studies were normal, including routine blood exams, cerebral-spinal fluid, hepatic function tests, renal and rheumatic; besides X ray, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance of skull. The electroneuromyography showed peripheral neurogenic alterations of motor trigeminal and hypoglossal nerves, markedly on the left side. Those findings are compatible with Romberg's facial hemiatrophy diagnosis, motivating discussion of several aspects of this rare disease according to the account and literature.

Keywords : facial hemiatrophy; Parry-Romberg syndrome; Romberg's syndrome.

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