Peñarrocha M, Sanchis JM, Rambla J, Sánchez MA. Oral rehabilitation with osseointegrated implants in a patient with oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (Brueghel’s syndrome): a patient history. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2001 Jan-Feb;16(1):115-7.
Oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (also known as Brueghel’s syndrome, Meige’s syndrome, or idiopathic orofacial dystonia) is characterized by intense and involuntary spasms of the orofacial muscles, with a frequent loss of teeth and occlusal alterations that worsen the dystonic manifestations and cause mucosal lesions that can lead to complete edentulism. The history of a patient with oromandibular dystonia who was rehabilitated with mandibular overdentures supported by endosteal implants is presented. Oral rehabilitation with implant-supported overdentures improved the situation, despite serious problems with instability. Mandibular overdentures supported by endosteal implants were satisfactorily used to re-establish occlusion, ensuring prosthetic stability and improving the dynamics of the masticatory muscles.