OROMANDIBULAR DYSTONIA: A RARE CASE REPORT
Dr. Sheeraz Badal, MDS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Rahul Laturiya, MDS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Amol Doiphode, MDS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and *Dr. Ashutosh Dod
Dystonia can be defined as involuntary, intermittent, repetitive, sustained or spasmodic muscle contraction resulting in abnormal muscle movements and posturing. Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is mainly concerned with the involuntary hyperkinetic movements of jaw, tongue, muscles of mastication etc. Etiology of this condition is varied like brain injury involving basal ganglia, ischemia of brain, drugs, trauma, metabolic or toxic states, neurodegenerative diseases and predisposing factors include like bruxism, antipsychotic drugs, ill-fitting dentures etc. This condition severely affects the quality of life of patients. With a similar condition, we report a case in our department diagnosed as OMD and treated with monoamine depletors.
Keywords: Hyperkinetic movement, Monoamine depletors, Oromandibular dystonia (OMD).
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