Post-traumatic Winking Induced by Extension of the Hand: A Case Report of a Novel Synkinesis
  • Riet Vangheluwe
    Department of Neurology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht
  • Linda Postma
    Department of Radiology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht
  • Marcel Ten Tusscher
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Antwerp, Antwerp
  • Laura WJ Baijens
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht
  • Robert van Oostenbrugge
    Department of Neurology, Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands, Maastricht

Abstract

Several synkinesis syndromes have been reported in the literature. Synkinesis syndromes are rare and are most commonly congenital or follow post-traumatic reinnervation. We describe a novel synkinesis syndrome that developed several months after cervical spinal cord infarction due to a herniated disc in a 29-year-old woman. When the patient overstretched the extensor muscles of the right hand, the right upper eyelid raised automatically and nasal congestion developed. We hypothesize that aberrant reinnervation of the intermediolateral columns of the spinal cord at level C8–T2 by motor neurons of the extensor muscles of the hand occurred.

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    Published: 2014-09-11
    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)


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    Vangheluwe R, Postma L, Ten Tusscher M, Baijens LW, van Oostenbrugge R. Post-traumatic Winking Induced by Extension of the Hand: A Case Report of a Novel Synkinesis. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000112.