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Management of bilateral temporomandibular joint ankylosis in children: case report.
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PMID:  19530549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long standing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis may cause severe facial deformity and growth retardation as well as psychological problems when it occurs in children. Different kinds of opinion have been advanced as regards its management. This article discusses the aetiology and management of bilateral TMJ ankylosis in form of a case report in a patient with severe facial deformity, malocclusion and retarded growth following bilateral TMJ ankylosis secondary to trauma. The patient was successfully managed by placement of costochondral grafts and interpositional arthroplasty with partial temporal myofascialflaps. Good mouth opening was achieved and subsequent follow-ups showed improved mandibular and general body growth as well as psychosocial performance. The aim of this paper is to discuss the management challenges posed by bilateral TMJ ankylosis.
M K Akama; S Guthua; M L Chindia; S K Kahuho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-17     Completed Date:  2009-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P.O. Box 19676-00202 Nairobi, Kenya.
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MeSH Terms
Ankylosis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Cartilage / transplantation
Ribs / transplantation*
Surgical Flaps
Temporomandibular Joint / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnosis*,  etiology,  surgery
Time Factors
Transplantation, Autologous

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