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Chondroblastoma of the temporal bone involving the temporomandibular joint, mandibular condyle, and middle cranial fossa: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15134417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chondroblastoma is a highly destructive tumor, derived from immature cartilage cells, typically occurring in epiphyses of the long bones of adolescents and young adults. Those occurring in the temporal bone and TMJ area are likely to mimic TMJ symptoms. This report describes a unique case in which a chondroblastoma resulted in extensive destruction of the temporal bone, temporomandibular joint, mandibular condyle, and cranial base, including gross intracranial and extracranial involvement. With appropriate surgical management, the outcome for patients with chondroblastoma of the temporomandibular region is quite favorable. This case brings the total reported chondroblastomas to 59 in the temporal bone and eight in the mandibular condyle as of the date of submission of this article for publication.
Elmer L Gaudet; Daniel W Nuss; Daniel H Johnson; Lucien S Miranne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0886-9634     ISO Abbreviation:  Cranio     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-11     Completed Date:  2004-06-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609491     Medline TA:  Cranio     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-8     Citation Subset:  D    
Loyola University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chondroblastoma / pathology*
Cranial Fossa, Middle / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Mandibular Condyle / pathology*
Mandibular Neoplasms / pathology*
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Skull Neoplasms / pathology*
Temporal Bone / pathology*
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / pathology*

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