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58 Possible Causes for Facial Grimacing, Jaw Dystonia

  • Meige Syndrome

    Clinical Features of Segmental Craniocervical Dystonia: Patients with blepharospasm may also have lower facial dystonia, masticatory (jaw muscles) dystonia, lingual (tongue[blepharospasm.org] grimaces can settle and patients with Meige syndrome should keep hope for a better future.[infodystonia.com] Other symptoms related to the jaw can be: Facial grimacing Frowning Thrusting of the chin Displaced jaw Pain in the jaw Headaches Spasms can also occur in the tongue, throat[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Oromandibular Dystonia

    The jaw opening increased to 50 mm. Coronoidotomy is useful for patients with jaw-closing dystonia in whom other therapies are ineffective.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Male gender, orobuccolingual dyskinesias (facial grimacing, lip biting, tongue dyskinesias, platysma contractions and bruxism) and better response to botulinum toxin injections[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 2014 Articles Background: We present the case of a 65-year-old female with sudden-onset involuntary mouth opening, deviation of the jaw, facial grimacing, and tongue movements[academiccommons.columbia.edu]

  • Blepharospasm

    Blepharospasm can occur with dystonia affecting the mouth and/or jaw (oromandibular dystonia).[dystoniacanada.org] We report on two cases who presented with involuntary facial grimacing and frowning.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] When blepharospasm is part of Meige's syndrome, it is associated with facial grimacing.[eyewiki.aao.org]

  • Orofacial Dyskinesia

    Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is perhaps the most common of these and includes jaw opening, jaw closing, and jaw deviation dystonia.[link.springer.com] On day 4 of treatment, she experienced involuntary, rhythmic facial grimacing accompanied by periodic cervical muscular contractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] grimacing (commonly involving lower facial muscles) Finger movement (piano playing movements) Rocking or thrusting of the pelvis (duck-like gait) Jaw swinging Repetitive[medlineplus.gov]

  • Facial Spasm

    Oromandibular dystonia Oromandibular dystonia refers to dystonia affecting the lower facial musculature, predominantly the jaw, pharynx, and tongue.[emedicine.medscape.com] While this prevents the facial grimacing seen in HFS, it also prevents normal facial movement at the sites of injection.[blepharospasm.org] […] as facial twitchings and grimacing are frequently accepted as a ‘normal’ response to stress and anxiety.[academic.oup.com]

  • Primary Torsion Dystonia

    […] represented in the NINDS Repository Focal dystonia (affecting one area of the body) Craniofacial/oromandibular dystonia (face and/or jaw) Cervical dystonia (neck) Blepharospasm[catalog.coriell.org] Dystonia of the jaw could impair speech. Dystonia throughout the whole body (aka generalized dystonia) impairs the ability of the victim to stand or sit.[krafchick.com] Oromandibular dystonia affects the jaw, lips, and/or the tongue causing the jaw to be held open or clamped shut.[cbc.arizona.edu]

  • Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

    Dyskinesias almost always start in the face and/or mouth and manifest as clenching of the teeth or jaw dystonia.[dx.doi.org] Examination on the day of admission revealed an awake, alert, and interactive male with focal speech production difficulties, asymmetric facial grimace, hyperactive deep tendon[dx.doi.org] Benztropine, and eventually trihexy-phenidyl, proved beneficial in reducing the patient's rigidity, jaw dystonia, and parkinsonism.[dx.doi.org]

  • Hallervorden-Spatz Syndrome

    Botulinum toxin for treatment of jaw opening dystonia in Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome. Eur Neurol. 2001;45:287-88. Keegan MT, Flick RP, Matsumoto JY, Davis DH, Lanier WL.[rarediseases.org] grimacing painful muscle spasms HSD is a genetic disease.[healthline.com] The neurologic findings of movement disorder (blepharospasm, grimacing, facial and neck dystonia, tremors, chorea) and ataxia (gait ataxia, dysarthria) correspond to regions[treatable-id.org]

  • Paroxysmal Non-Kinesigenic Dyskinesia

    This form of dystonia can affect the muscles of the mouth, face, jaw, and tongue.[rarediseases.org] There was no axial muscle involvement, nor any oromandibular dystonia or facial grimacing.[neurologyindia.com] Other types of dystonias include Merge's syndrome (spasms of the jaw muscles when opening and closing of the mouth).[encyclopedia.com]

  • Senile Chorea

    Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) : dystonic contractions of muscle groups of the jaw, tongue, lips, or lower face.[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] The symptoms vary in severity--from mild cases in which there is restlessness, facial grimacing, and a slight degree of incoordination of movements, to severe cases involving[streetdirectory.com] In some cases, senile chorea accompanied by generalized hyperkinesis, exciting all the facial muscles, the muscles of the limbs and body.[medicalformat.com]

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