Avances en Odontoestomatología
versión impresa ISSN 0213-1285
LINARES TOVAR, Eva K. et al. Gonial angle anatomic variability in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2004, vol.20, n.2, pp.95-99. ISSN 0213-1285.
This study analyses a sample of 102 patients from the Dental Clinic TMD Unit of the University of Murcia (Spain), and revise 110 clinic reports of patients attending the University dental clinic with no sign of TMD. The mea surements of the gonial angle have been determined from the orthopantomogram by drawing the line joining the furthest points of the mandibular ramus and condyle (rama y cuerpo). lt has been found that that the angle is greater in healthy patients than in those with TMD (p-value = 0.00149). The gonial angle is also greater in older patients and maleo Patients with no back teeth show again greater angle, as well as patients with type III teeth Angle. As regards the group with pathologies of the TMD, greater angles were observed in patients with articular and mixed disorders.
Palabras clave : Gonial angle; orthopantomogram; temporomandibular disorders.