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Bruxism secondary to brain injury treated with botulinum toxin-A: a case report

El Maaytah, M; Jerjes, W; Upile, T; Swinson, B; Hopper, C; Ayliffe, P; (2006) Bruxism secondary to brain injury treated with botulinum toxin-A: a case report. Head and Face Medicine , 2 , Article 41. 10.1186/1746-160X-2-41. Green open access

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Abstract

We report a successful treatment of bruxism in a patient with anoxic brain injury using botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A). On examination the mouth opening was 0 mm, no feeding was possible through the mouth. Botulinum toxin was injected into the masseter and temporalis; great improvement in trismus and bruxism was noted after 3 weeks. One further treatment improved the mouth opening on the following week and the patient was discharged from our care to be reviewed when required.

Type: Article
Title: Bruxism secondary to brain injury treated with botulinum toxin-A: a case report
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1746-160X-2-41
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1746-160X-2-41
Language: English
Additional information: © 2006 El Maaytah et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Case report, MS, November, Other
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > EDI MaxFac, Diagnostic, Med and Surg Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/176076
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