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Vol. 70, No. 3
ISSN: 1488-2159
March 2004


Bifid Mandibular Condyle: Case Report and Etiological Considerations


• Marcelo Augusto Oliveira de Sales, DDS •
• José Ivo do Amaral, DDS, MSc •
• Rivadávio Fernandes Batista de Amorim, DDS, MSc •
• Roseana de Almeida Freitas, DDS, MSc, PhD •

A b s t r a c t

Bifid mandibular condyle, usually diagnosed on routine radiographic examination, is described in the literature as a rare entity. Its cause is controversial, and it has no predilection by sex or ethnic background. Dental professionals should have some knowledge of this anatomic abnormality, as well as its implications for function and appropriate treatment modalities, so that they can be alert to this potential diagnosis. This paper reports an unusual case of bifid mandibular condyle with possible traumatic cause, with emphasis on the radiographic and tomographic findings.


MeSH Key Words: child; jaw abnormalities/radiography; mandibular condyle/abnormalities
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