Superior oblique myokymia: A case report of surgical treatment, review of the literature, and consideration on surgical approach.

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Summary of "Superior oblique myokymia: A case report of surgical treatment, review of the literature, and consideration on surgical approach."

Superior oblique myokymia (SOM) is a rare disorder characterized by episodic microtremor of the eyeball. Intermittent contraction of the superior oblique muscle causes irregular and rotatory eye movement, causing oscillopsia and diplopia in patients with SOM. Microvascular decompression (MVD) for the trochlear nerve is potentially a definitive treatment method for SOM; however, owing to its rarity, this disorder is not well-known to neurosurgeons, and therefore, the optimal surgical approach has not been determined yet.


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Name: World neurosurgery
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