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Assessing joint effusion and bone changes of the head of the mandible in MR images of symptomatic patients.
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PMID:  23207899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between degenerative bone changes of the head of the mandible and the presence of joint effusion (JE). This study was based on sagittal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reports of 148 temporomandibular joints (TMJs) of 74 patients complaining of pain and/or dysfunction in the TMJ area. The mandible heads were surveyed for osteoarthritis characteristics, which were classified as osteophytosis, sclerosis or erosion. The presence of JE was checked whenever high signal intensity was observed in the articular space. The results evidenced the presence of bone changes in 30% of the sample. Osteophytes and erosions were the changes most commonly observed. JE was reported in 10% of TMJs. The results from the statistical tests revealed that bone changes in the head of the mandible are associated with the presence of JE.
Jefferson Xavier de Oliveira; Jucely Aparecida da Rosa; Marcelo Eduardo Pereira Dutra; Karina Cecilia Panelli Santos; Cibelle Gil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian oral research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1807-3107     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz Oral Res     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101307187     Medline TA:  Braz Oral Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Discipline of Dental Radiology, Department of Stomatology, School of Dentistry, Univ de São Paulo - USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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