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Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Jun;26(3):179-81.

Ganglion cyst and synovial cyst of the temporomandibular joint. Two case reports.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Ganglion cysts and synovial cysts are lesions rarely associated with the temporomandibular joint. Ganglion cysts arise from myxoid degeneration of the connective tissue of the joint capsule, are filled with viscoid fluid or gelatinous material, and have a fibrous lining. Synovial cysts also contain gelatinous fluid and are lined with cuboidal to somewhat flattened cells consistent with a synovial origin. One case of a ganglion cyst and one case of a synovial cyst of the temporomandibular joint are presented, and their differential diagnosis and management are discussed.

PMID:
9180226
DOI:
10.1016/s0901-5027(97)80815-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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