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Mandibular fracture: high condylar

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Fall from height shocking the chin against the floor.

Patient Data

Age: 5
Gender: Male

CT Facial bones

CT

Fracture through the left condylar process with dislocation of the left temporomandibular joint. 

Case Discussion

The impact of the chin against the floor promoted the condylar process fracture on the left.  

Condylar process fractures of the mandible occur in 30% of mandibular fractures

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