Síntomas óticos referidos en desórdenes temporomandibulares. Relación con músculos masticatorios

Translated title of the contribution: Otological symptoms among patients with temporomandibular joint disorders

Luis Miguel Ramírez, Luis Ernesto Ballesteros, Germán Pablo Sandoval

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Middle ear muscles have a common embryological and functional origin with masticatory and facial muscles. Therefore, symptoms referred to the ear may originate from the stomatognathic area. When a primary otological cause is discarded in the diagnostic work up for tinnitus, vertigo, hypoacousia, hyperacousia, ear pain or sensation of occluded ear, a temporomandibular joint dysfunction may be the cause of these symptoms. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction is twice more common among women and has environmental, physiological and behavioral causes. Among patients with this dysfunction, the prevalence of ear pain, tinnitus and dizziness varies between 33 and 76%.

Translated title of the contributionOtological symptoms among patients with temporomandibular joint disorders
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1582-1590
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


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