Cardioembolism: a rare cause of jaw claudication.

Jaw claudication (JC) results from ischemia of the masticatory muscles, typically caused by temporal arteritis1 and other arteriopathies affecting the external carotid artery (ECA).2,3 We documented a case of JC resulting from cardioembolic occlusion of the ECA and searched both English and French literature on the Medline database (1966-October 2006) to… CONTINUE READING