Sudden Onset of Oromandibular Dystonia after Cerebellar Stroke

Akin, Alper; Yilmaz, Rezzak; Selcuk, Ferda; Akbostanc─▒, M. Cenk

Background: We present the case of a 65-year-old female with sudden-onset involuntary mouth opening, deviation of the jaw, facial grimacing, and tongue movements that started 6 months prior to her admission.

Case Report: She was diagnosed with oromandibular dystonia. Differential diagnosis of oromandibular dystonia and various etiologies were investigated. Neuroimaging studies revealed a left cerebellar infarction.

Discussion: To our knowledge, this case is the first oromandibular dystonia presenting with cerebellar ischemic stroke. Possible roles of the cerebellum for the pathophysiology of oromandibular dystonia are discussed.

Keywords: Dystonia, oromandibular dystonia, cerebrovascular disease

Citation: Akin A, Yilmaz R, Selcuk F, et al. Sudden onset of oromandibular dystonia after cerebellar stroke. Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov. 2014; 4. doi: 10.7916/D8C24TN3


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Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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November 2, 2014