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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1987;20(1):90-93.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1987.20.1.90   
Baekward Dislocation of Temporomandibular Joint during Induction of Anesthesia .
Seung Rock Kim, Sung Chul Choi, Young Moon Han, Jang Sig Choi
Department of Anesthesiology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint(TMJ) is fairly frequent but backward dislocation of TMJ during induction of anesthesia is rarely reported. The causes include congenital weakness of the capsule or malformation of the condyles of both. The physical causes are as follows ; The joint may be strained or injured during general anesthesia, 1) possible straing or injureyto the joint, 2) yawning, 3) attempts by children to insert large objects into the mouth, 4) and positional pressures during sleep. Acase of backward dislocation of TMJ occureed during induction of anesthesia and treated with nanual reduction and subsequent intermaxillary fixation.
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