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Extra-articular diffuse-type giant cell tumour of the temporomandibular joint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22898313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Diffuse-type giant cell tumour (DTGCT) is a benign but destructive proliferative disorder of the synovium of joint capsules, tendons and bursae. Lesions originating from the articular synovium may grow intra-articularly or expand widely extra-articularly. Rare cases may develop only in peri-articular tissues. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is exceptional and only two cases of purely extra-articular TMJ-DTGCT have been reported. The authors report an additional case of extra-articular TMJ-DTGCT. The clinical features, histopathological characteristics, imaging modalities and diagnostic methods for DTGCT are discussed together with a literature review based on the clinical aspects of TMJ involvement.
Authors:
M De Benedittis; M Turco; M Petruzzi; R Cortelazzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Ospedale Regionale Generale "F. Miulli" Strada Prov., 127 Acquaviva - Santeramo Km. 4,100, 70021 Acquaviva delle Fonti (BA), Italy.
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