Synovial Chondromatosis of the Temporomandibular Joint :A Case Report

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  • Koh, Se-Wook (Department of Oral & maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Wonkwang University)
  • 고세욱 (원광대학교 치과대학 구강악안면외과학교실)
  • Received : 2009.08.25
  • Accepted : 2009.09.25
  • Published : 2009.09.30


the primary diagnosis of synovial chondromatosis of temporomandibular joint is extremely rare. often many months, or even years pass before the diagnosis is confirmed. synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon disease of cartilage transformation of synovial membrane with formation of loose bodies within the joint space. a 28-year-old women had experienced pain of the left TMJ area at mastication. Radiographs of the left TMJ revealed calcified loose bodies in superior temporomandibular joint space. treatment consisted of removal of calcified loose bodies and synovail membrane. after surgery, pain of Lt temporomandibular area at mastication disappeared. until present after surgery there have been no recuurence of symptoms.


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