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Volume 22 , Issue 1
Winter 2008

Pages 6570


Intraosseous Lesion in Mandibular Condyle Mimicking Temporomandibular Disorders: Report of 3 Cases

Wonse Park, DDS, MSD/Woong Nam, DDS, MSD/Hyung-sik Park, DDS, MSD, PhD/Hyung Jun Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD


PMID: 18351036

Pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) region represent a diagnostic challenge. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are usually diagnosed by means of a thorough patient history and comprehensive clinical examination. However, additional diagnostic tests, such as imaging of the TMJ area, are necessary in cases where the signs do not explain the symptoms. Neoplasms and pseudotumors of the TMJ are quite uncommon, but their early recognition is necessary in order prevent the delay of correct treatment. This report describes 3 cases of different intraosseous lesions of the mandibular condyle in which the patient was erroneously first treated for a TMD. J Orofac Pain 2008;22:6570 Key words: cyst, differential diagnosis, mandibular condyle, neoplasm, temporomandibular disorders, temporomandibular joint


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