Synovial chondromatosis of the temporomandibular joint with skull base extension


Acar G. O. , Cansiz H. , Guvenc M. G. , Mercan H. , Dervisoglu S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.18, no.1, pp.241-243, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.scs.0000248643.25589.f4
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-243

Abstract

Synovial chondromatosis is a benign pathologic lesion that is considered to be a metaplastic process. This disease is rarely encountered in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In this article, a 72-year-old patient with synovial chondromatosis of the TMJ extending to the infratemporal fossa is presented and the literature is reviewed.