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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-80

A case of extensive left-sided facial atrophy of Romberg


1 Department of Neurology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rajesh Verma
Department of Neurology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.117881

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Progressive facial atrophy or Parry-Romberg syndrome is characterized by slowly progressive facial atrophy involving skin, subcutaneous tissue, cartilage and bony structures. Apart from facial atrophy, it can be associated with diverse clinical manifestations including headache, partial seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, cerebral hemiatrophy and ocular abnormalities. The exact etiology is unknown although sympathetic system dysfunction, autoimmune disorders, focal scleroderma, trauma and genetic factors have been postulated. We hereby report a patient having marked left-sided facial atrophy and wasting of the tongue. Such an extensive wasting is not previously reported in the literature.


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