[The synovial membrane of the temporomandibular joint. Histological and morphometric studies on 106 temporomandibular joints].

Thickness of synovial lining cell layers, cytological appearance of synovial cells, the grade of fibrosis, the distance between subsynovial blood vessels and synovial surface, possible inflammatory infiltrations etc. have been controlled in synovial preparates of 106 mandibular joints. The age dependent fibrosis of the synovial tissue has been demonstrated.