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Magnetic resonance images in patients with acute traumatic injury of the temporomandibular joint: a preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8842909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Condylar or subcondylar fractures are severe traumatic lesions of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) but the damage to the intracapsular soft tissues is not fully defined. In this study, twelve joints in ten patients with condylar and subcondylar fractures of the TMJ between two and twelve days after injury, were examined by magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate the damage to the intracapsular soft tissues in the acute phase. The joint capsule and the retrodiscal tissue were both swollen and showed increased signal intensity. Tears were recognized in the capsule of the eight joints and in the retrodiscal tissue of six joints. All discs were displaced in an anteromedial direction along with the fractured condylar fragments, but tear (rupture) was not recognized. In all cases, high signal intensity was seen in the joint spaces, and haemarthrosis was recognized in six joints during open reduction surgery.
Authors:
S Takaku; M Yoshida; T Sano; T Toyoda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1010-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-17     Completed Date:  1996-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saitama Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Child
Dislocations / diagnosis
Female
Hemarthrosis / diagnosis,  surgery
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Male
Mandibular Condyle / injuries,  surgery
Mandibular Fractures / diagnosis,  surgery
Middle Aged
Rupture
Soft Tissue Injuries / diagnosis
Temporomandibular Joint / injuries*,  surgery
Temporomandibular Joint Disk / injuries

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