Temporomandibular joint dysfunction in children

Victor J. Miller, Lipa Bodner

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    Abstract

    Sixteen pediatric patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction were successfully diagnosed following appropriately selected imaging methods. The role of radiography in diagnosis of TMJ dysfunction is essential in distinguishing between the osteogenic and non-osteogenic etiologies. Computed tomography (CT) was found to be a valuable imaging method, with advantages over plain film radiography. The treatment modalities considered were: non-invasive therapy, occlusal therapy and surgical treatment. The treatment of choice was dependent on the osteogenic or non-osteogenic etiology. Surgery was considered only when the non-invasive or occlusal therapies were ineffective.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)215-225
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Volume38
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 3 Jan 1997

    Keywords

    • Children
    • Computed tomography
    • Temporomandibular joint
    • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

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