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Marin Amat's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Inverted or reverse (Marcus) Gunn syndrome
  • Mueller-Kannberg syndrome
  • Gunn's inverse syndrome

Related people

Inverted Marcus Gunn syndrome: the eye closes, rather than opens wider, when the jaw moves to open the mouth.

Description

Involuntary closure of one eye when the patient's mouth is opened widely or forcibly. Movements are very rapid and minimal and easily overlooked. Seen following facial nerve palsy believd to be caused by misdirected nerve fiber regeneration.

Bibliography

  • M. Marin Amat:
    Contribución al estudio de la curabilidad de las parálisis oculares de origen traumatico - substitución funcional de VII por el V par craneal.
    Archivos de oftalmología hispano-americanos, 1918, 18: 70-99.
  • M. Marin Amat:
    Sur le syndrome ou phenomen de Marcus Gunn.
    Annales d’oculistique, Paris, 1919, 156: 513-528.
  • Mueller-Kannberg:
    Eigentümliche Mitbewegung eines ptotischen Lides bei Unterkiefer-Bewegungen.
    Der ärztliche Praktiker, 1894, 7: 1177-1180.

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