Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial

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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2009, Issue 3

Miranda VJE, Recendez SNJ
Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint at the arthroscopic exploration. Case report
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2009; 5 (3)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 107-110
PDF: 84.91 Kb.

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) essential for mandibular function is also susceptible to arthropathies such as: ankylosis, arthritis, trauma and neoplasms. The synovial chondromatosis (SC) represents a benign pathology that commonly affects large joints such as: knees, elbow, wrist and shoulder. Principal signs and symptoms of the synovial chondromatosis are pain, swelling, occlusal disturbances and crepitation. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the arthroscopic like an alternative for diagnosis and treatment of synovial chondromatosis.

Key words: Temporomandibular joint, chondromatosis, arthroscopy.

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