• Users Online: 104
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORTS
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-137

Painful tic convulsif caused by posterior fossa arteriovenous malformation


1 Department of Neurology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India; Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India
4 Department of Radiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Niraj Kumar
Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AOMD.AOMD_14_19

Rights and Permissions

Episodes of hemifacial spasm (HFS) along with ipsilateral trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is known as painful tic convulsif (PTC). Neurovascular conflict due to vascular compression of involved cranial nerve roots is the most commonly reported pathology resulting in PTC, with ectatic course of vertebrobasilar artery being the most frequent cause. HFS and TN commonly occur in elderly population and atypical causes such as arteriovenous malformation (AVM) may likely affect young patients. To date only three cases of PTC resulting from AVM have been reported. We report a young male presenting with PTC resulting from posterior fossa AVM.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed54    
    Printed1    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded15    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal