Synovial Chondromatosis of the Temporomandibular Joint Misdiagnosed as Avulsion Fracture of Condylar Process of the Mandible: A Case Report

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Giulio Gambaracci, Andrea Fiacca, Valentina Montigelli, Marta Elia and Lucio Bellantonio

 

Abstract

Synovial chondromatosis (SC) is a benign nodular cartilaginous proliferation that mainly occurs in large joints. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is rarely affected. We present a case of a woman with concerns of swelling and posttraumatic pain in her right pre-auricular region. She presented an ultrasound exam performed in another institution that showed a suspected mandibular avulsion fracture. After clinical examination and computed tomography analyses, she diagnosed with SC of the TMJ misdiagnosed as an avulsion fracture of the condylar process of the mandible.

Published on: June 04, 2020
doi: 10.17756/micr.2020-046
Citation: Gambaracci G, Fiacca A, Montigelli V, Elia M, Bellantonio L. 2020. Synovial Chondromatosis of the Temporomandibular Joint Misdiagnosed as Avulsion Fracture of Condylar Process of the Mandible: A Case Report. J Med Imaging Case Rep 4(1): 37-39.

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