Bifid mandibular condyle
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CT facial bones demonstrates bifid left mandibular condyle with a central notch (arrow) separating two symmetric size hemi-condyles.
Bifid mandibular condyle is a rare condition more frequently unilateral and typically discovered incidentally on imaging. The nature of this developmental condition is unknown but it may be attributed to the failure of resorption of fibrous or vascular tissue during the embryonic period leading to maldevelopment of the mandibular condyle.
- Shriki J, Lev R, Wong BF, Sundine MJ, Hasso AN. Bifid mandibular condyle: CT and MR imaging appearance in two patients: case report and review of the literature. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005;26(7):1865-8.