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Volume 2015, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

Bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation is very rare in children with only three cases previously reported in the literature. We report a case of a 26-month-old female child who presented to the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital with complaints of inability to close her mouth and drooling of saliva for the last two hours. Clinical examination and X-ray of the TMJ revealed bilateral TMJ dislocation. Bilateral TMJ reduction was achieved with the Hippocratic method after giving analgesia and procedural sedation. The child was able to close her mouth post-reduction, and was discharged with post-TMJ reduction instructions given to the mother and with maxillofacial clinic follow up. Our report is the first case of a child presenting to the emergency department with bilateral TMJ dislocation.

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