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Oromandibular dystonia: a diagnosis not to miss


Britton, D and Alty, JE and Mannion, CJ, Oromandibular dystonia: a diagnosis not to miss, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 58, (5) pp. 520-524. ISSN 0266-4356 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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2020 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2020.02.018


Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is characterised by sustained or repetitive involuntary movements of the jaw, face, and tongue. People with the condition may present to their dentist, general practitioner, or a secondary care specialist with non-specific symptoms including jaw or facial pain, bruxism, subluxations or dislocations of the jaw; fractured teeth or dental restorations, or both; or jaw tremor. Many clinicians are not aware of the disorder and this can lead to delayed diagnoses, unnecessary complications, and inappropriate treatment. OMD is an important diagnosis not to miss because referral for specialist management can provide good long-term results. To aid early, accurate diagnosis, this paper focuses on the key clinical features of the disorder and its dental and medical mimics.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dystonia, oromandibular, diagnosis, neurology, maxillofacial surgery, oromandibular dystonia
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Dentistry
Research Field:Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Alty, JE (Associate Professor Jane Alty)
ID Code:140158
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2020-07-29
Last Modified:2022-08-23

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