Diagnosis and management of condylar resorption.

  title={Diagnosis and management of condylar resorption.},
  author={Yong Huang and Michael Anthony Pogrel and Leonard B. Kaban},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={114-9; discussion 119-20}
PURPOSE This article discusses the cause, appropriate diagnostic evaluation, and management of progressive condylar resorption. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study evaluated 28 adult patients with bilateral progressive condylar resorption. Investigation included serial clinical examination, lateral cephalograms, tomograms, and a technetium isotope bone scan when indicated. Twenty-two patients were managed by either condylectomy and reconstruction with a costochondral graft (n = 5… CONTINUE READING


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