A CASE OF OROMANDIBULAR DYSTONIA TREATED BY BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A AND DRY NEEDLING


Diracoglu D. , Teksoz B., Karan A. , Aksoy C.

NOBEL MEDICUS, cilt.5, ss.35-39, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: NOBEL MEDICUS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.35-39

Özet

Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is a rare focal dystonia characterized by involuntary contraction Of masticatory and tongue muscles. Besides oral medication, local anesthetics and alcohol application, injection of botulinum toxin type A (BT-A) to the affected muscles may be used in the treatment of OMD. In this article, effects of combined treatment of BT-A injection and dry needling are discussed in a case of OMD with involuntary contraction in bilateral masseter and lateral pterygoid muscles who has not responded to any other treatment.