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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The prevalence of bifid mandibular condyle detected in a Brazilian population
Author: Menezes, AV
Ramos, FMD
De Vasconcelos, JO
Kurita, LM
de Almeida, SM
Haiter, F
Abstract: Objectives: To determine the prevalence of bifid mandibular condyle (BMC) detected on panoramic radiographs in a Brazilian population. Methods: The panoramic radiographs of 50 080 radiographs taken from 1999 to 2006 were retrospectively reviewed in order to identify BMC cases. Results: 9 (0.018%) of the 50 080 patients, 2 men and 7 women, with age ranging from 20 years to 74 years, had BMC. These conditions were unilateral in 7 (78%) subjects and bilateral in 2 (22%) subjects. All patients denied a history of any previous trauma or fracture of the mandible, pain, or trismus. Conclusions: BMC is an uncommon finding in a group of Brazilian subjects and, although it is rare, dentists should be aware of this condition on routine panoramic radiographs and its implications for function and appropriate treatment modalities.
Subject: bifid condyle
panoramic radiography
temporomandibular joint
mandibular condyle
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: British Inst Radiology
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1259/dmfr/72314113
Date Issue: 2008
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