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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 132594, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/132594
Case Report

Hemifacial Spasm due to Compression of the Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysm Treated with Botulinum Toxin Type-A: A Case Report

1Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Vatan Caddesi 34093 Fatih, Turkey
2Neurology Department, Sentara Health System, Norfolka, VA 23502, USA

Received 23 March 2012; Accepted 16 May 2012

Academic Editors: D. B. Fee, J. C. Kattah, J. Lazareff, N. S. Litofsky, and M. Toft

Copyright © 2012 Azize Esra Gürsoy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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