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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Prevalence Of Bifid Mandibular Condyle Detected In A Brazilian Population.
Author: Menezes, A V
de Moraes Ramos, F M
de Vasconcelos-Filho, J O
Kurita, L M
de Almeida, S M
Haiter-Neto, F
Abstract: To determine the prevalence of bifid mandibular condyle (BMC) detected on panoramic radiographs in a Brazilian population. The panoramic radiographs of 50 080 radiographs taken from 1999 to 2006 were retrospectively reviewed in order to identify BMC cases. 9 (0.018%) of the 50 080 patients, 2 men and 7 women, with age ranging from 20 years to 74 years, had BMC. These conditions were unilateral in 7 (78%) subjects and bilateral in 2 (22%) subjects. All patients denied a history of any previous trauma or fracture of the mandible, pain, or trismus. BMC is an uncommon finding in a group of Brazilian subjects and, although it is rare, dentists should be aware of this condition on routine panoramic radiographs and its implications for function and appropriate treatment modalities.
Subject: Adult
Mandibular Condyle
Middle Aged
Radiography, Panoramic
Retrospective Studies
Citation: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology. v. 37, n. 4, p. 220-3, 2008-May.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1259/dmfr/72314113
Date Issue: 2008
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