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Condylar resorption.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18088880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic condylar resorption almost exclusively affects women. Its exact etiology and pathogenesis remain unclear. It has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis, temporomandibular joint internal derangement, condylar fractures, connective tissue or autoimmune diseases, orthodontic treatment, and orthognathic surgery. In most cases, however, there is no identifiable precipitating event, hence the term "idiopathic condylar resorption." The female predisposition to this condition may be attributed to the influence of estrogen and prolactin on the bone response. Treatment of idiopathic condylar resorption is controversial. Condylectomy and reconstruction with costochondral graft offer definitive management of active idiopathic condylar resorption.
Maria E Papadaki; Fardad Tayebaty; Leonard B Kaban; Maria J Troulis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1042-3699     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-19     Completed Date:  2008-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001454     Medline TA:  Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-34, vii     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 55 Fruit Street, Warren Bldg. 1201, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Resorption / etiology,  physiopathology*
Disease Susceptibility
Estrogens / physiology
Mandibular Condyle / physiopathology*
Mandibular Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology*
Prolactin / physiology
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogens; 9002-62-4/Prolactin

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