Temporomandibular joint dislocation - bilateral

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu


Found unconscious on the street; history of drug abuse.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years old
Gender: Male

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
Published: 25th May 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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