J Korean Epilepsy Soc.  2002 Jun;6(1):66-68.

Dislocation of the Bilateral Temporomandibular Joint due to Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. nekim@ns.kosinmed.or.kr

Abstract

Dislocations or fractures of the limbs can arise from muscle contraction during epileptic seizures. Dislocation complication of the bilateral temporomandibular joint from seizures is reported very rarely. A 36-year-old woman, who had no history of epilepsy, presented recurrent dislocations of the bilateral temporomandibular joint and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. EEG showed intermittent generalized slow activity. We report a case of bilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation that occurred during generalized tonic-clonic seizures, which has not previously been reported in Korea.

Keyword

Generalized tonic-clonic seizure; Temporomandibular joint; Recurrent dislocation

MeSH Terms

Adult
Dislocations*
Electroencephalography
Epilepsy
Extremities
Female
Humans
Korea
Muscle Contraction
Seizures*
Temporomandibular Joint*
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