Temporomandibular joint ankylosis

Case contributed by Dr Michael Salvador D. Cabato


Trismus, poor oral hygiene

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

There is ankylosis of both mandibular condyles and their respective fossae.

Case Discussion

Temporomandibular joint ankylosis in children is most commonly due to trauma. Other causes include infection, rheumatoid arthritis, hypoparathyroidism, psoriasis and burns.

This particular patient also had a history of periodontal abscesses.

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Case information

rID: 50746
Published: 20th Jan 2017
Last edited: 29th Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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