Melkersson-rosenthal syndrome associated with hemifacial spasm


  • Hatice Ferhan Komurcu Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Neurology Clinics, Ankara
  • Omer Anlar Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Neurology Clinics, Ankara



Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome, Hemifacial spasm, Fissured tongue, Facial paralysis, Orofacial edema


Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome, with findings of repeating facial paralysis, orofacial edema, and fissured tongue, is rarely seen clinically.  We present the case of a 49-year-old female patient diagnosed with Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome, with the association of hemifacial spasm. The case diagnosed as Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome by the symptoms of the recurrent episodes of facial paralysis, labial edema, and lingual fissure, accompanied by hemifacial spasm is the first to be reported in the literature.


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How to Cite

Komurcu, H. F., & Anlar, O. (2017). Melkersson-rosenthal syndrome associated with hemifacial spasm. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 3(12), 3879–3881.



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