World Journal of
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Abstract

CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISORDER AND EAR SYMPTOME

Qays Jaafar Khalaf*, Omar Malik Bargas and Raed M. Hameed

ABSTRACT

Objective: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most frequently used joints of the human body. It is used when speaking, chewing, yawning, swallowing and other activities it is closely related anatomically to the ear and clinical conditions of the joint may produce symptoms must be distinguished from those directly associated with the ear. The purpose of this study was to determined correlation between the temporomandibular joint disorder and ear symptom Material and Method: In this prospective study study 50 patients with temporomandibular joint disorder diagnosed in the department of otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery in Baquba teaching hospital. History tacking and examination in theses patients focused on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) myofascial pain, headache tinnitus and vertigo. Physical examination of the facial framework and TMJ Temporomandibular joint magnetic resonance images. Results: statistically significant difference among headache as regard, tinnitus and vertigo with p-value, 0.022, 0.027, respectively using Chi-square .statistically significant difference among myofacial pain as regard, tinnitus, with p-value, 0.032; and insignificant among vertigo, using Chi-square test. Conclusion: There is a close relationship between the symptoms Temporomandibular joint inflammation, and ear symptom’s like tinnitus and vertigo.

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