Eyelid "apraxia" in patients with motor neuron disease

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1995 Dec;59(6):629-32. doi: 10.1136/jnnp.59.6.629.


Three patients with motor neuron disease had eyelid "apraxia" with impaired voluntary but preserved involuntary eyelid movements. Attempts were made to localise the lesions responsible with neuroimaging and neuropathological examination.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Apraxias / etiology*
  • Electromyography
  • Eyelid Diseases / etiology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Motor Neuron Disease / complications*
  • Motor Neuron Disease / diagnosis
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon