Sudden Onset of Oromandibular Dystonia after Cerebellar Stroke

  • Alper Akin
  • Rezzak Yilmaz
  • Ferda Selcuk
  • Cenk M. Akbostancı


Background: We present the case of a 65-year-old female with sudden-onset involuntary mouth opening, deviation of the jaw, facial grimacing, and tongue movements that started 6 months prior to her admission.

Case Report: She was diagnosed with oromandibular dystonia. Differential diagnosis of oromandibular dystonia and various etiologies were investigated. Neuroimaging studies revealed a left cerebellar infarction.

Discussion: To our knowledge, this case is the first oromandibular dystonia presenting with cerebellar ischemic stroke. Possible roles of the cerebellum for the pathophysiology of oromandibular dystonia are discussed.