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Bilateral temporomandibular joint dislocations post-bronchoscopy in a case of paclitaxel-induced pneumonitis
  1. Anna Li,
  2. Fadak Mohammadi and
  3. Helen Crocker
  1. Respiratory, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Li; li.anna232{at}


This case report presents the unusual complication of bilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation following bronchoscopy, highlighting the importance of recognising it as a differential diagnosis in patients having jaw symptoms. The delayed diagnosis in this case resulted in multiple unsuccessful reduction attempts under sedation, which added to the distress of the patient. Notably, the procedure yielded a rare diagnosis for the patient that intrinsically changed the management of her breast cancer.

  • drugs: respiratory system
  • unwanted effects / adverse reactions
  • breast cancer
  • respiratory system

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  • Contributors AL was the main author. FM was a contributory author. HC was the supervisor.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.