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Keywords:

  • Syringobulbia;
  • Abnormal jaw movement;
  • Inverse masticatory muscle activity;
  • Mastication;
  • Central programming

Abstract

The clinical, radiological, and electrophysiological data of a 25-year-old woman with “inverse masticatory muscle activity” due to syringobulbia is presented. This uncommon brain stem syndrome may be due to disturbance in central programming of mastication.