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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Magnetic resonance imaging findings of true bifid mandibular condyle with duplicated mandibular fossa
Author: Melo, SLS
Melo, DP
Oenning, ACC
Haiter-Neto, F
Almeida, SM
Campos, PSF
Abstract: Bifid mandibular condyle (BMC) is a rare asymptomatic morphological alteration with no predilection for age group or gender. Its morphology varies from a shallow groove to two condylar heads with separate necks, oriented mediolaterally or anteroposteriorly. This report describes an unusual case of anteroposterior bifid condyle in a 39-year-old female patient with the main complaint of mouth-opening limitation and a deviation of the mandible to the left side. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings revealed a bifid condyle on the left side and duplicated mandibular fossa, with the articular disc over the anterior head. The MRI images in the open-mouth position revealed minimal movement of the condyle. Despite the increased number of mediolateral bifid mandibular condyle cases described in the literature, none of previously reported cases of BMC included an anteroposterior bifid condyle case with two distinct mandibular fossa. Clin. Anat. 25:650655, 2012. (C) 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Subject: temporomandibular joint
anomaly
trauma
Country: EUA
Editor: Wiley-blackwell
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/ca.21300
Date Issue: 2012
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