Temporomandibular joint rheumatoid arthritis
Left neck pain, ongoing for a few weeks. Pain on swallowing.
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Large left temporomandibular joint effusion, with thick enhancing synovium. Internally there is heterogeneous T2/STIR signal. Mild flattening and irregularity of the mandibular condyle.
This patient has a known history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with typical imaging features. There is a wide range of reported prevalence of RA affecting the temporomandibular joint, ranging between 5-92%.
- Lin Y, Hsu M, Yang J et-al. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association. 2007;70 (12): . doi:10.1016/S1726-4901(08)70055-8