Oral rehabilitation with osseointegrated implants in a patient with oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (Brueghel’s Syndrome): A patient history.

Peñarrocha M; Sanchis JM; Rambla J; Sánchez MA.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants, 2001; 16: 115-7.

Abstract:

Oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (also known as Brueghel’s syndrome, Meige’s syndrome, or idiopathic orofacial dystonia) is characterized by intense and involuntary spasms of the orofacial muscles, with a frequent loss of teeth and occlusal alterations that worsen the dystonic manifestations and cause mucosal lesions that can lead to complete edentulism. The history of a patient with oromandibular dystonia who was rehabilitated with mandibular overdentures supported by endosteal implants is presented. Oral rehabilitation with implant-supported overdentures improved the situation, despite serious problems with instability. Mandibular overdentures supported by endosteal implants were satisfactorily used to re-establish occlusion, ensuring prosthetic stability and improving the dynamics of the masticatory muscles

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