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Hemifacial spasm
Hi,my mother is experiencing twitching on the right side of the face like eye,cheek and lips.Is it hemifacial spasm or is it a temporary one. What might me the cause?.she is diabetic and has  BP.
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This could be hemifacial spasm if her twitches are persistent. Hemifacial spasm is usually due to compression of the facial nerve near the brain stem by a tortuous blood vessel loop. Very rarely, it may be secondary to a tumor near the brainstem. She should consult a Neurosurgeon or a Neurologist, to rule out other mimics (blepharospasm/tics/dystonias/ and who may recommend an MRI of the brain for her depending on the clinical diagnosis.
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