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Malocclusion associated with osteocartilaginous loose bodies of the temporomandibular joint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15884318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The authors review the literature regarding osteocartilaginous loose bodies (that is, secondary synovial chondrometaplasia or secondary synovial chondromatosis) in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), present a case report and stress the importance of early diagnosis. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 57-year-old woman was referred to an orthodontist with a chief complaint of bite changes that took place over several years as the patient intermittently experienced TMJ problems. The authors noted radiopacities around the right TMJ space on a panoramic radiograph. They referred the patient to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for treatment. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Asymmetrical occlusal changes in a nongrowing adult with progressive shifts from Class I to Class III malocclusion unilaterally may indicate a space-occupying lesion in the TMJ space on the affected side.
Sophia Xiang; Joe Rebellato; Carrie Y Inwards; Eugene E Keller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0002-8177     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Dent Assoc     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-11     Completed Date:  2005-06-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503060     Medline TA:  J Am Dent Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  484-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chondromatosis, Synovial / complications,  pathology
Facial Asymmetry / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Joint Loose Bodies / complications*,  pathology
Malocclusion / etiology*
Middle Aged
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / complications*,  pathology

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