Bifid mandibular condyle

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu

CT facial bones demonstrates bifid left mandibular condyle with a central notch (arrow) separating two symmetric size hemi-condyles. 

Case Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 52514
Published: 11th Apr 2017
Last edited: 10th May 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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