"orofacial Dystonia - A Silent Killer": Mandibular Fractures with Orofacial Dystonia, A Report of a Case and Review

Anand Deep Shukla, G. Srikanth, A. Chitra, Anupam Singh, Sunil Nayak

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Abstract

Mandibular parasymphysis fracture is very commonly observed especially in old age when there is resorptions of the alveolar ridges. In cervical dystonia, there is centrally mediated disease in which there is uncontrolled and spasmodic contraction of the facial and the masticatory muscles. Due to the application of this sudden and uncontrolled force, there is a tendency of the bone to unfavourably remodel and weaken. The case presented here is of a geriatric patient who presented to us with a fracture at the right parasymphysis and left dentoalveolar region of the mandible and was suffering from cervical dystonia. Management of this case posed a challenge in every step, and it needed a resurgery where the fracture was managed by the placement of reconstruction plate. Not many cases in the literature have been reported where dystonic movements have resulted in the fracture of the mandible.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6675961
JournalCase Reports in Dentistry
Volume2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of '"orofacial Dystonia - A Silent Killer": Mandibular Fractures with Orofacial Dystonia, A Report of a Case and Review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this