Mandibular and temporomandibular morphologic characteristics of patients with suspected unilateral condylar hyperplasia: a CT study

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Edition V25N2 | Year 2020 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 61 to 68

Diego Fernando López, Juliana Ruiz Botero, Juan M. Muñoz, Rodrigo A. Cardenas-Perilla

Introduction: Facial asymmetry associated with unilateral condylar hyperplasia (UCH) is a complicated clinical condition. Objective: The objective of this study was to describe morphological characteristics of the mandible and the temporomandibular joint in patients with facial asymmetry, using computed tomography and 3D reconstruction. Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed with patients displaying facial asymmetry evaluated by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT analysis, for suspected UCH, between 2015 and 2018. The following variables were compared between the affected side (producing the asymmetry) and the contralateral side (side to where the jaw is deflected): condylar length, condylar medial and lateral pole length, mandibular ramus length, intra-articular spaces, articular eminence height and position of the posterior wall of the glenoid fossa.

Facial asymmetry, Condylar hyperplasia, Temporomandibular joint, Computed tomography,

López DF, Botero JR, Muñoz JM, Cardenas-Perilla RA. Mandibular and temporomandibular morphologic characteristics of patients with suspected unilateral condylar hyperplasia: a CT study. Dental Press J Orthod. 2020 Mar- Apr;25(2):61-8.

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