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The relation between mandibular configuration and the shape of the glenoid fossa in the human.
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PMID:  2714395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to investigate the correlation between the shape of glenoid fossa and the morphology of the mandible, ten measurements were made on 37 pretreatment cephalograms of orthodontic patients aged from 8.1 to 12.3 years. The inclination of the articulating surface of the glenoid fossa when measured in relation to the clival plane, nasion-sella line or the nasal plane, correlated strongly with the configuration of the mandible. The results further support the hypothesis that the shape of the glenoid fossa affects the growth of the mandible. A vertically oriented articulating surface of the glenoid fossa, seems to direct condylar growth more vertically than does an articulating surface, which is oriented more horizontally.
T Kantomaa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of orthodontics     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0141-5387     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Orthod     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-19     Completed Date:  1989-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909010     Medline TA:  Eur J Orthod     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-81     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Mandible / anatomy & histology*
Mandibular Condyle / anatomy & histology
Sella Turcica / anatomy & histology
Temporal Bone / anatomy & histology*

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