Geniospasm

Overview

Geniospasm is movement disorder of the mentalis muscle.

It is a benign but socially excluding genetic disorder linked to chromosome 9q13-q21 where there are episodic involuntary up and down movements of the chin and lower lip. The movements consist of rapid fluttering or trembling at about 8Hz superimposed onto a once per three seconds movement of higher amplitude and occur symmetrically in the V shaped muscle. The tongue and buccal floor muscles may also be affected but to a much lesser degree.

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  • Quivering chin
  • Quivering lower lip

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