Meige syndrome: An unusual cause of involuntary facial movements

Mark R Stevens, Mark E. Wong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Dental and allied health professionals are on occasion confronted with patients who exhibit abnormal facial movements. These patients may be seeking a diagnosis or may relate a specific problem resulting from the uncontrolled and involuntary orofacial movements. A complete description of the various conditions associated with abnormal facial movements is beyond the scope of this article. Instead, these authors present a case with dental symptoms that were masking a more serious underlying progressive neurologic disorder. Appropriate referral to the neurology service is essential so that treatment of the underlying cause may precede, rather than follow, empiric management of these patients' symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Meige Syndrome
Dyskinesias
Tooth
Allied Health Personnel
Neurology
Nervous System Diseases
Referral and Consultation
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

Cite this

Meige syndrome : An unusual cause of involuntary facial movements. / Stevens, Mark R; Wong, Mark E.

In: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Vol. 66, No. 4, 01.01.1988, p. 427-429.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{e40b282e1ab247819c262e35e1838baf,
title = "Meige syndrome: An unusual cause of involuntary facial movements",
abstract = "Dental and allied health professionals are on occasion confronted with patients who exhibit abnormal facial movements. These patients may be seeking a diagnosis or may relate a specific problem resulting from the uncontrolled and involuntary orofacial movements. A complete description of the various conditions associated with abnormal facial movements is beyond the scope of this article. Instead, these authors present a case with dental symptoms that were masking a more serious underlying progressive neurologic disorder. Appropriate referral to the neurology service is essential so that treatment of the underlying cause may precede, rather than follow, empiric management of these patients' symptoms.",
author = "Stevens, {Mark R} and Wong, {Mark E.}",
year = "1988",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/0030-4220(88)90259-9",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "66",
pages = "427--429",
journal = "Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology",
issn = "2212-4403",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Meige syndrome

T2 - An unusual cause of involuntary facial movements

AU - Stevens, Mark R

AU - Wong, Mark E.

PY - 1988/1/1

Y1 - 1988/1/1

N2 - Dental and allied health professionals are on occasion confronted with patients who exhibit abnormal facial movements. These patients may be seeking a diagnosis or may relate a specific problem resulting from the uncontrolled and involuntary orofacial movements. A complete description of the various conditions associated with abnormal facial movements is beyond the scope of this article. Instead, these authors present a case with dental symptoms that were masking a more serious underlying progressive neurologic disorder. Appropriate referral to the neurology service is essential so that treatment of the underlying cause may precede, rather than follow, empiric management of these patients' symptoms.

AB - Dental and allied health professionals are on occasion confronted with patients who exhibit abnormal facial movements. These patients may be seeking a diagnosis or may relate a specific problem resulting from the uncontrolled and involuntary orofacial movements. A complete description of the various conditions associated with abnormal facial movements is beyond the scope of this article. Instead, these authors present a case with dental symptoms that were masking a more serious underlying progressive neurologic disorder. Appropriate referral to the neurology service is essential so that treatment of the underlying cause may precede, rather than follow, empiric management of these patients' symptoms.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0023680439&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0023680439&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/0030-4220(88)90259-9

DO - 10.1016/0030-4220(88)90259-9

M3 - Article

C2 - 3054690

AN - SCOPUS:0023680439

VL - 66

SP - 427

EP - 429

JO - Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

JF - Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

SN - 2212-4403

IS - 4

ER -