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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


VERDE SANCHEZ, Laura et al. Condylar resorption of the temporomandibular joint after an arthroscopic procedure. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2021, vol.43, n.1, pp.37-39.  Epub Apr 19, 2021. ISSN 2173-9161.

Progressive condylar resorption is a specific condition that affects the temporomandibular joint that causes a slow and progressive resorption of the mandibular condyle.

Despite being a well-documented pathology with some predilection in young women between 15 and 35 years old, the exact cause and pathogenesis remain unclear. It has been associated with rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue diseases, hyperdivergent pattern in the sagittal plane, dentoskeletal Class II, preexisting TMJ dysfunction or even after orthodontic treatment or orthognathic surgery.

A case of a patient with condylar resorption that had been previously treated by temporomandibular joint dysfunction by operative arthroscopy is presented.

Keywords : Condylar resorption; arthroscopic surgery; temporomandibular join.

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