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Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16077324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a relatively rare disease, affecting the synovial-lined joints. PVNS was first fully described by Jaffè in 1941, who considered it to be a benign inflammatory state of the synovium of an uncertain etiology. Reports of this disease in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are extremely rare. The authors report a case of a 38-year-old woman affected by pigmented villonodular synovitis of the TMJ. Clinical examination revealed the presence of a preauricular mass in the left side; a computed tomography scan showed a 3.0 x 2.0 cm preauricular mass in close continuity to the TMJ capsule. The purpose of this report is to describe the clinicopathological features of a case involving the TMJ. The previously reported cases in the literature are also reviewed.
Piero Cascone; Claudio Rinna; Claudio Ungari; Giulio Poladas; Poladas Giulio; Fabio Filiaci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1049-2275     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-03     Completed Date:  2005-10-12     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  712-6     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Synovitis, Pigmented Villonodular / pathology*
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / pathology*
Erratum In:
J Craniofac Surg. 2008 May;19(3):871
Note: Giulio, Poladas [corrected to Poladas, Giulio]

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