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Marcus Gunn jaw winking with trigemino-oculomotor synkinesis of the inferior division of the oculomotor nerve. J AAPOS 2009 Jun;13(3):315-6

Date

06/23/2009

Pubmed ID

19541277

DOI

10.1016/j.jaapos.2009.02.004

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-67149122041   7 Citations

Abstract

Synkinetic aberrant innervation syndromes can involve abnormal movements of multiple extraocular and eyelid muscles. The authors describe a case of eyelid elevation associated with simultaneous adduction and depression of the eye upon chewing, sucking on a bottle, or wide opening of the mouth since birth. This represents a unique case of congenital Marcus Gunn jaw winking with trigemino-oculomotor synkinesis involving the inferior branch of the oculomotor nerve. The most likely explanation for these abnormal movements is prenatal aberrant innervation of eyelid and extraocular muscles.

Author List

Kassem IS, Kodsi SR

Author

Iris S. Kassem MD, PhD Associate Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Blinking
Eyelids
Female
Humans
Infant
Mastication
Oculomotor Muscles
Oculomotor Nerve
Oculomotor Nerve Diseases
Trigeminal Nerve
Trigeminal Nerve Diseases