Surgical treatment of severe blepharoptosis and facial palsy caused by oculopharyngodistal myopathy

Yusuke Shimizu, Shigeaki Suzuki, Madoka Mori-Yoshimura, Tomohisa Nagasao, Masahiro Toriumi, Tomito Oji, Miho Murata, Kazuo Kishi

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Abstract

Oculopharyngodistal myopathy is an extremely rare disease characterised by slowly progressive blepharoptosis, facial and bulbar muscle weakness and distal leg myopathy. We report the case of a 72-year-old woman with severe bilateral blepharoptosis and facial palsy caused by oculopharyngodistal myopathy that was present for more than 29 years. The condition was successfully treated by simple surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e277-e280
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume66
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Blepharoptosis
  • Facial palsy
  • Frontal suspension
  • Oculopharyngodistal myopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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