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Radiol Clin North Am. 2018 Jan;56(1):157-175. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2017.08.011. Epub 2017 Oct 6.

Temporomandibular Joint Imaging.

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1
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Private Practice, Orlando, FL, USA. Electronic address: daniatamimi2005@gmail.com.
2
Private Practice, Miami, FL, USA.
3
Private Practice, Diagnostic Digital Imaging, 99 Scripps road, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95825, USA.

Abstract

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is an anatomically and biomechanically complex structure. Understanding how this structure grows and functions is essential to accurate radiographic evaluation. This article discusses the anatomy, function, and growth and development of the TMJ and how growth changes can affect the morphology of the craniofacial structures. Accordingly, the radiographic appearance of the entities that may alter the TMJ are discussed, including developmental, degenerative, inflammatory, and traumatic changes. Both osseous imaging and soft tissue imaging are shown.

KEYWORDS:

Degenerative joint disease; MR imaging analysis of TMJ; Mandibular growth and morphology; TMJ Disc; TMJ imaging

PMID:
29157545
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2017.08.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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