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

CT Facial bones

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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Case information

rID: 40111
Case created: 8th Oct 2015
Last edited: 8th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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