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Unilateral trifid mandibular condyle: a case report.
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PMID:  21370772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Trifid mandibular condyle is an exceptionally rare entity, diagnosed accidentally on radiographic examination. Its etiology is controversial. Dental professionals should have knowledge of this anatomic abnormality and of the problems caused by it in normal function, as well as appropriate treatment modalities. In the literature, only three such cases have been reported. The current case report (the fourth reported) is of a unilateral trifid condyle reported in a 37-year-old woman seeking treatment for a missing tooth. A panoramic radiograph accidentally revealed a discrete modification of the right mandibular condyle. Computed tomography (CT) with 3-D construction was done to confirm the diagnosis.
Authors:
Ashish M Warhekar; Panjab V Wanjari; Tushar Phulambrikar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0886-9634     ISO Abbreviation:  Cranio     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609491     Medline TA:  Cranio     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-4     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
Dept. of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Modem Dental College & Research Centre, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. drashishwarhekar@yahoo.co.in
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