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Jacob's disease: report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11777357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Jacob's disease is a rare condition consisting of new joint formation between the coronoid process of the mandible and the inner aspect of the zygomatic arch. Strictly speaking, it was first described by the French anatomist Oscar Jacob in 1899, although in 1853 von Langenbeck had described coronoid process hyperplasia. The pathogenesis of both conditions remains unknown. In this paper we present two new cases and a complete review of the literature on Jacob's disease, of which we have found only 12 cases. Due to the low prevalence of this condition, its diagnosis is not straight forward.
O Escuder i de la Torre; E Vert Klok; A Marí i Roig; M Y Mommaerts; J Pericot i Ayats
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1010-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-04     Completed Date:  2002-04-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright 2001 European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Policlínica Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Eivissa, Balearic Islands, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Ankylosis / diagnosis
Bone Diseases / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Mandibular Diseases / diagnosis*
Mandibular Neoplasms / diagnosis
Osteochondroma / diagnosis
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnosis
Zygoma / pathology*

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