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J Neurosurg. 1991 Jul;75(1):134-7.

Hemifacial spasm in an infant due to fourth ventricular ganglioglioma. Case report.

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  • 1Neurosurgical Unit, Adelaide Children's Hospital, Adelaide Medical Centre for Women and Children, South Australia.


The case of an infant is reported in which hemifacial spasm due to a ganglioglioma of the fourth ventricle was relieved by surgery. Previously described causes of hemifacial spasm are summarized, and the relevance of this case to theories on the pathogenesis of the condition is discussed.

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