How frequently does synkinesia develop in Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Synkinesia, abnormal movements that accompany intended voluntary facial movements, may develop during recovery following Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The occurence rate of synkinesia is higher in Ramsay Hunt syndrome than in Bell's palsy. Up to 45% of patients with Ramsay Hunt syndrome experience synkinesia. Severe facial weakness documented by electroneurography (ENoG) is a predictor for development of synkinesia. [26]


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