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Myotendinous rupture of temporalis muscle: A rare injury following seizure.
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PMID:  24976940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Seizures are one of the most common pediatric neurologic disorders. Many complications secondary to seizures have been described in the literature including head trauma, fractures, drowning and burns. However, to the best of our knowledge, rupture of the myotendinous insertion of the temporalis muscle on the mandible secondary to a seizure has never been described in the literature. We report the case of a unilateral temporalis muscle rupture in a 16-year-old boy who developed unilateral facial swelling following new onset tonic-clonic seizures. We emphasize on the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in this case report. Two mechanisms have been proposed to explain such an injury. The favored mechanism in our patient is a pull on the temporalis myotendinous insertion on the mandible following vigorous and brisk deviation of the head and neck during seizure. Radiologists should be familiar with this type of injury following seizures in order to prevent misdiagnosis and subsequently mistreatment.
Lena N Naffaa; Yasmeen K Tandon; Michael Rubin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-30     Completed Date:  2014-06-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  388-91     Citation Subset:  -    
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