Tensor tympani muscle: strange chewing muscle.
Ramirez LM, Ballesteros LE, Sandoval GP
Universidad Javeriana, Santa fe de Bogota, Colombia. email@example.com
This work seeks to alert medical and odontological staff to understanding
and using interdisciplinary handling for detecting different pathologies
common otic symptoms.
It offers better tools for this shared symptomatology
during therapy s conservative phase.
Tensor tympani muscle physiology
and function in the middle ear have been veiled, even when their dysfunction
and anatomical relationships may explain a group of confused otic symptoms
during conventional clinical evaluation.
Middle ear muscles share a common
embryological and functional origin with chewing and facial muscles.
article emphasizesthat these muscles share a functional neurological and
anatomical dimension with the stomatognathic system; these muscles increased
tonicity ceases to be a phenomenon having no logical connections.
functionality and importance in understanding referred otic symptoms in
common with other extraotical symptom pathologies.
otic fullness sensation, hyperacusia, hypoacusia and otalgia are not only
primary hearing organ symptoms.
They should be redefined and related to
the neighboring pathologies which can produce them.
There is a need to
understand temporomandibular disorders and craniofacial referred symptomatology
from neurophysiologic and muscle-skeletal angles contained in the stomatognathic
Common symptomatology is frequently observed in otic symptoms
and temporomandibular disorders during daily practice; this should be
understood by each discipline from a broad, anatomical and clinical perspective.
Fuente: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2007 Mar 1;12(2):E96-E100.