Conservative treatment in hemifacial spasm due to vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia

Vincentius Diamantino Supit, Yudhi Adrianto, Sita Setyowatie

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Primary or secondary hemifacial spasm (HFS) can be caused by a variety of conditions, one of which is caused by neurovascular contact with a vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia (VBD). Microvascular decompression (MVD) had been known for the treatment of neurovascular contact that gives best outcome, however there were still limitations which surgery cannot be performed. In that case, conservative treatment plays essential role. Our case reported A 69-year-old man with chief complaint right HFS for four years that getting better with conservative treatment (blood pressure management and clonazepam oral).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-392
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2024


  • Conservative treatment
  • Facial nerve compression
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Neurovascular contact
  • Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia


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