Trismus in patients with malignant tumours in the head and neck.

@article{Ichimura1993TrismusIP,
  title={Trismus in patients with malignant tumours in the head and neck.},
  author={Keiichi Ichimura and Tomoko Tanaka},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={1993},
  volume={107 11},
  pages={1017-20}
}
In order to elucidate the causal mechanism of trismus in head and neck cancer, 21 patients manifesting trismus out of 212 patients with malignant tumours in the head and neck (treated in Tokyo University Branch Hospital from 1983 to 1991) were reviewed. Nine patients developed trismus either by infiltration of the muscles of mastication or by reflex spasm. Trismus was considered to have developed as a result of irradiation in five cases and of surgical intervention in seven cases. In some cases… CONTINUE READING
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