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Condylar growth after non-surgical advancement in adult subject: a case report.

Cuccia AM, Caradonna C - Head Face Med (2009)

Bottom Line: Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray.Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

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Affiliation: Section of Orthodontics, Department of Dental Sciences G. Messina, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy. cucciaam@odonto.unipa.it

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Background: A defect of condylar morphology can be caused by several sources.

Case report: A case of altered condylar morphology in adult male with temporomandibular disorders was reported in 30-year-old male patient. Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray. The patient was treated with splint therapy that determined mandibular advancement. Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.

Conclusion: During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

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Pre-treatment panoramic radiograph showing normal morphology of right condyle and left condylar resorption.
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Figure 3: Pre-treatment panoramic radiograph showing normal morphology of right condyle and left condylar resorption.

Mentions: A panoramic radiograph of the patient's jaws prior to removal of the mandibular left third molar, revealed left CR [Figure 3]. This type of radiographic examination does not offer as clear and reliable images as those of other techniques such as computerized or linear tomography, but does demonstrate the condyles with a degree of clarity [10].


Condylar growth after non-surgical advancement in adult subject: a case report.

Cuccia AM, Caradonna C - Head Face Med (2009)

Pre-treatment panoramic radiograph showing normal morphology of right condyle and left condylar resorption.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Pre-treatment panoramic radiograph showing normal morphology of right condyle and left condylar resorption.
Mentions: A panoramic radiograph of the patient's jaws prior to removal of the mandibular left third molar, revealed left CR [Figure 3]. This type of radiographic examination does not offer as clear and reliable images as those of other techniques such as computerized or linear tomography, but does demonstrate the condyles with a degree of clarity [10].

Bottom Line: Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray.Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Section of Orthodontics, Department of Dental Sciences G. Messina, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy. cucciaam@odonto.unipa.it

ABSTRACT

Background: A defect of condylar morphology can be caused by several sources.

Case report: A case of altered condylar morphology in adult male with temporomandibular disorders was reported in 30-year-old male patient. Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray. The patient was treated with splint therapy that determined mandibular advancement. Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.

Conclusion: During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

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Related in: MedlinePlus