Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 377–380 | Cite as

Unusual causes of trismus: a report of two cases

  • Vishal Bansal
  • Sanjeev Kumar
  • Apoorva Mowar
Case Report


Chronic inability to achieve normal mouth opening can be a symptom of several diseases. Mostly the causes of inability to open mouth are articular and sometimes the cause may be extra-articular. In the two cases which are being reported in this article the causes of limited mouth opening are extra-articular and that too from rare pathologies, of which one case is of OKC of the coronoid process and the other case is of myositis ossificans of the buccinator and medial pterygoid muscle. Both the cases had adequate mouth opening both intraoperatively and at long term follow up.


OKC Myositis ossificans Trismus Coronoid process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySubharti Dental CollegeUttar PradeshIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial, SurgerySubharti Dental CollegeUttar PradeshIndia

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