Resorption of the lateral pole of the mandibular condyle in temporomandibular disc displacement.

@article{Kurita2001ResorptionOT,
  title={Resorption of the lateral pole of the mandibular condyle in temporomandibular disc displacement.},
  author={Hiroshi Kurita and Akiko Ohtsuka and Hiroichi Kobayashi and Kenji Kurashina},
  journal={Dento maxillo facial radiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={88-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the possible relationship between resorption of the superolateral pole of the mandible condyle (RSLC) and TMJ disk displacement. METHODS Two hundred and seventeen TMJs in 138 patients were studied. Displacement of the disc, degree of displacement and disc configuration were assessed using MRI. RSLC was assessed from a transorbital radiograph. RESULTS Seventy-two joints (37%) were considered to have RSLC. A significantly higher prevalence of RSLC was found in joints with… CONTINUE READING