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19 Possible Causes for Jaw Stiffness, Masseter Spasm

  • Tetanus

    It also had a full blown clinical picture of neonatal tetanus including: masseter spasm; generalized rigidity; a high pitched cry: and intermittent opisthotonos posturing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Early symptoms of tetanus include: Painful muscle spasms that begin in the jaw (lock jaw) Stiff neck, shoulder and back muscles Difficulty swallowing Violent generalized muscle[health.nsw.gov.au] We report the case of a 78-year-old farmer, who was referred to us with progressive onset of lock-jaw and muscular stiffness of the facial region, that had occurred after[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Malignant Hyperthermia

    The triad of masseter spasm, hypercarbia and hyperthermia within 30 minutes of exposure to triggering factors was present and was treated successfully with dantrolene.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Jaw stiffness was first noted although trachea was intubated without difficulty.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neither masseter spasm nor rigidity of the limbs was seen during induction. Body temperature (BT) at induction was 36.0 degrees C.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • ANE Syndrome

    The incidence of masseter spasm varies depending on the anaesthetic technique.[williams-syndrome.org] stiffness with suxamethonium (p 0.0001).[williams-syndrome.org] The Masseter spasm was evident after the second dose and consequently the halothane was discontinued.[williams-syndrome.org]

  • Bruxism

    Ask about temporalis and masseter spasms/pain in your patients with blepharospasm and cervical dystonia.[practicalneurology.com] All studies using subjective evaluations for pain and jaw stiffness showed positive results for the BoNT-A treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] – particularly upon waking aching or stiffness of the face and temples upon waking aching or stiffness in the jaws while chewing – particularly during breakfast clenching[dhsv.org.au]

  • Autosomal Dominant Myoglobinuria

    Stop surgery if it is elective and if there are signs of masseter spasm or a fulminant crisis.[patient.info] Muscles 601 Case 98 A Boy with Short Stature Small Jaw Muscle Hypertrophy and Stiffness 609 Case 99 An Elderly Woman with Muscle Spasms 612 Case 100 A Woman with Proximal[books.google.com] Spasm of the masseter muscle is often first noted. There is muscular rigidity despite a paralysing agent. If breathing is still spontaneous there is tachypnoea.[patient.info]

  • Anesthetic

    The incidence of masseter spasm varies depending on the anaesthetic technique.[williams-syndrome.org] This can make the jaw and neck stiff, making it more difficult to place the breathing tube.[healdove.com] stiffness with suxamethonium (p 0.0001).[williams-syndrome.org]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Avoid succinylcholine; it may induce exaggerated contracture, masseter spasm, laryngospasm, or severe hyperkalemia.[openanesthesia.org] He experiences stiffness in his jaw and his hands. On physical exam, there is bilateral ptosis and atrophy of the temporalis muscle.[step1.medbullets.com] A physical examination will usually reveal the typical pattern of muscle weakness and wasting and the presence of muscle stiffness (myotonia).[mda.org.au]

  • Central Core Disease

    Masseter spasm and malignant hyperthermia: a retrospective review of a hospital-based paediatric otolaryngology practice.[adc.bmj.com] Muscles 601 Case 98 A Boy with Short Stature Small Jaw Muscle Hypertrophy and Stiffness 609 Case 99 An Elderly Woman with Muscle Spasms 612 Case 100 A Woman with Proximal[books.google.com] […] projects beyond upper part of the face Paramyotonia congenita: stiffness (myotonia) of voluntary muscles in the face, hands, and forearms; attacks spontaneous or triggered[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Succinylcholine

    We report the case of a 20-year-old woman who developed masseter spasm after receiving succinylcholine for rapid sequence intubation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Stiff or rigid muscles, especially in your jaw.[huronregional.org] Call your doctor right away if you have a fast heartbeat, fast breathing, fever, or spasm or stiffness of the jaw muscles.[drugs.com]

  • Temporomandibular Joint Subluxation

    The patient will complain of masseter muscle spasm and discomfort.[nursingcenter.com] After a few weeks, some of the elastics are removed to allow motion and reduce joint stiffness. If the jaw is wired, you can only drink liquids or eat very soft foods.[medlineplus.gov] Spasm of the masseter, temporalis, and pterygoid muscles causes trismus and keeps the condyle from returning into the temporal fossa.[emedicine.medscape.com]

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