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Volume 16 , Issue 1
January/February 2001

Pages 115–117

Oral Rehabilitation with Osseointegrated Implants in a Patient with Oromandibular Dystonia with Blepharospasm (Brueghels Syndrome): A Patient History

Miguel Peñarrocha, MD, DDS, Jose Maria Sanchis, MD, DDS, M. Angeles Sánchez, MD, DDS

PMID: 11280356

Oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (also known as Brueghels syndrome, Meiges 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. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 2001;16:115–117) Key words: blepharospasm, Brueghels syndrome, oromandibular dystonia

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