Abstract. OBJECTIVES Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is a focal dystonia manifested by involuntary muscle contractions producing repetitive, patterned mouth. Oromandibular dystonia is a form of focal dystonia affecting the mouth, jaw and tongue, and in this disease it is hard to speak. It is associated with bruxism. Oromandibular dystonia causes spasms of the jaw, lips, and tongue muscles. This dystonia can cause problems with speech and swallowing.

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The various therapeutic modalities which are promising in successfully controlling the symptoms are the therapeutic medications in the form of Botox injections, oral oromandibukar therapies.

Coronoidotomy as treatment for trismus due to jaw-closing oromandibular dystonia.

What Is Oromandibular Dystonia?

The term “dystonia plus” is used when an associated neurologic abnormality exists, such as parkinsonism, dementia, corticospinal tract signs, and other neurologic disturbances besides dystonia.

Marked reddening and an observable bulge were appreciated on the right half of forehead and jaw region.

You may not have heard of oromandibular dystonia OMD before, perhaps because it’s a very rare condition. MRI brain scan Figure 2 revealed no focal pathology. The clinicians should consider the possibility of OMD in cases of parafunctional movements such as distnia and clenching.

Current concepts on the clinical features, aetiology and management of idiopathic cervical dystonia. Please leave this field blank: Electromyography activity was typically reflected as significant high frequency and high-voltage activity of motor unit potentials with either sustained or short-duration bursts of discharge patterns fasciculations at rest, which were normally electrically inactive [ 3 ] in the right side temporalis and masseter muscle Figure 3.


J Neurol Neurosurg Psy-chiatry. OMD is a rare oromandlbular that causes uncontrollable tonic muscle contractions in the face, jaws and tongue.

The exclusive involvement of the right side oromandinular and temporalis indicated a focal type of presentation. When no etiology can be identified, the dystonia is referred to as primary dystonia. Physiotherapy Physiotherapy is thought to promote brain re-wiring over time, so as to reduce the dystonic movements.

It is classified as primary if it is inherited or not associated with another disease or condition.

Oromandibular dystonia

Extrapyramidal and movement disorders Disease stubs. Support Center Support Center. Open in iromandibular separate window. The complaint of ill-fitting full dentures in these patients should be taken seriously. The Ultimate burden on oral health is of significant interest to the dentist as a vast range of dental implications are reported in the past literature in the form of Attritions, TMJ dysfunctions, increased cares risk, denture instability, loss of multiple teeth, alveolar atrophy, damage to restorations, and marginal to advanced periodontitis.

Oromandibular dystonia is a form of focal dystonia affecting the mouth, jaw and tongue, and in this disease it is hard to speak. Diagnosis and treatment of dystonia. They suggested that the dental distnia might have caused a triggering effect.

Etiology, Diagnosis and Management of Oromandibular Dystonia: an Update for Stomatologists

Consultation with the neurologic department ruled out other neurologic disorders and this was confirmed by the absence of any other accompanying neurologic deficits. Abstract Oromandibular dystonia OMD is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary, paroxysmal, and patterned muscle contractions of varying severity resulting in sustained spasms of masticatory muscles, affecting the jaws, tongue, face, and oromandiublar.


She showed a definite reduction of the dystonic movement, becoming symptom free. TMJ tomographic projections, electromyography pre- and posttreatment evaluationCT brain, Blood investigations.

Oromandibular dystonia and hormonal factors: Find articles by Saeed Raoofi. The author suggested that the conventional techniques such as delayed loading, axial implant placement and BoNT injections could be used to reduce the dystonic movements with more predictable rehabilitation idstonia.

By modification of the prosthesis, slight improvement of the symptoms was achieved. On palpation frank fasciculations were appreciated along the body of masseter and anterior and posterior bands of temporalis. Published online Jun Dystonia and tremor induced by peripheral trauma: If you are a subscriber, please log in. Other therapeutic approaches Psychosocial and occupational therapy, support groups participation, cognitive behavioral therapy,[ 15 oromandiular and deep brain stimulation surgery were also designed to reduce the hyperactivity of the muscles.

In addition, the novel methods adopted by dentists to relieve this syndrome have resulted in certain cure or improvement of the symptoms in many cases. Then, bilateral coronoidotomy and masseter muscle stripping was done in 18 cases.

Head and neck dystonia manifest clinically by the presence of involuntary sustained, forceful muscle contractions, and characteristic rhythmic movements and abnormal posture.