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165 Possible Causes for Mastication Difficulties

  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

    Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account[icd10data.com] […] for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and[icd10data.com]

  • Ganglion Cyst

    Ganglion cysts within the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), although uncommon, typically present with swelling, pain, trismus, and difficulty with mastication.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Otitis Externa

    Difficulty with mastication. Signs: Ear pain out of proportion to exam that is exacerbated by pulling on the pinna and putting pressure over the tragus.[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Breast Hamartoma

    difficulties.[medigraphic.com] She had developed difficulty in mastication for 1 week. There was no history of pus discharge, bleeding, and trauma.[ijdr.in] These lesions infrequently cause pain, but may grow to large size causing difficulty in speech and mastication.[jiaomr.in]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    From the impediment to speech, the difficulty in mastication and swallowing, the inability to retain, or freely to eject, the Saliva, may with propriety be inferred an extension[web.archive.org] […] retained in the mouth until masticated; and then as difficultly swallowed.[web.archive.org] […] food is conveyed to the mouth, so much are the actions of the muscles of the tongue, pharynx, &c. impeded by impaired action and perpetual agitation, that the food is with difficulty[web.archive.org]

  • Pathological Fracture

    It is defined as a progressive tonic contraction of the muscles of mastication that results in decreased mouth opening.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This condition can lead to impairment of speech and eating, malnutrition, poor oral hygiene, and difficulty with dental treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Zygomatic Fracture

    Additionally, the fracture components may result in impingement of the temporalis muscle, trismus (difficulty with mastication) and may compromise the infraorbital foramen[radiopaedia.org]

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A 15 year old girl was referred for isolated orofacial pain on mastication, increasing difficulty in eating, and weight loss. Past history was unremarkable.[ard.bmj.com] Bilateral crepitations, malocclusion, weakness of the mastication muscles were present. Other joints and eye examination was normal.[ard.bmj.com]

  • Fibrosarcoma

    There was associated history of difficulty in speech and mastication.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Peritonsillar Abscess

    Physical examination usually reveals trismus, with the patient having difficulty opening his or her mouth because of pain from inflammation and spasm of masticator muscles[aafp.org]

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