Temporomandibular joint dislocation - bilateral

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

Found unconscious on the street; history of drug abuse.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years old
Gender: Male

CT head

Modality: CT

Anterior translation of both mandibular condyles anterior to the articular eminence. 

MRI also depicts some marrow signal changes involving the right condyle of mandible. 

Case Discussion

The cause of bilateral dislocation of the temporomandibular joint could not be identified. This patient came with a fixed open mouth and was intubated immediately after admission. He has been unconscious and in ICU care. 

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Case Information

rID: 45450
Case created: 25th May 2016
Last edited: 3rd Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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