Scientific publications

Focal dystonia of the jaw and the differential diagnosis of unilateral jaw and masticatory spasm

Jun 1, 1986 | Magazine: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Thompson PD, Obeso JA, Delgado G, Gallego J, Marsden CD

The clinical features, differential diagnosis and treatment of unilateral spasms of the jaw and masticatory muscles are discussed and illustrated by eight cases of unilateral jaw spasms of various aetiologies. These include focal dystonia of the jaw, hemimasticatory spasm with and without facial hemiatrophy, paroxysmal events in multiple sclerosis and tetany.

Attention is particularly drawn to four cases of unilateral dystonia of the jaw which has not been described before.

CITATION  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1986 Jun;49(6):651-6