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Velopharyngeal dysfunction following botulinum toxin type A injection to the lateral pterygoid muscles for recurrent jaw dislocation
  1. Abdullah Kanbour,
  2. Michael James Leslie Hurrell and
  3. Peter Ricciardo
  1. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abdullah Kanbour; abdullah.kanbour{at}health.wa.gov.au

Abstract

Complications related to lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) botulinum toxin A (BtA) injection for recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation are uncommon. No cases of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) following LPM BtA injection have been reported to date. This report details the perioperative and follow-up findings for a patient developing VPD following LPM BtA injection.

  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • botulinum toxin
  • dentistry and oral medicine

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  • Contributors AK: Involved in collecting all data, involving the retrieval of the patient’s medical records. This author conducted a detailed literature search and review to analyse previously published content related to this report. This author aided with analysing and interpreting the collected data and contributed towards drafting and finalisation of the report. MJLH: Aided with the conception and design of the report and aided with the acquisition of data and literature search. This author imparted the analysis of the collected data, as well as drafting and finalisation of the report. PR: Aided with the conception and design of the report and aided with the acquisition of data and literature search. This author imparted the analysis of the collected data, as well as drafting and finalisation of the report.

  • 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.

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

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