Some difficulties have been described in the diagnosis of a number of reported cases of central superior mandibular condyle dislocation, which involves intracranial penetration of the mandibular condyle. Given that radiology plays an important role in detecting this condition, we herein propose an imaging diagnostic protocol for the management of suspicious superior mandibular condyle dislocation to identify this condition and properly evaluate the damaged tissues. We make reference to the case of a 13-year-old girl, who presented at the age of 7 years with a superior dislocation of the left condyle, which was clinically diagnosed as a probable temporomandibular joint ankylosis.
Condyle Superior dislocation Intracranial penetration Radiology
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Jorge Pinares Toledo and Ricardo Urzúa Novoa declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later versions. Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.
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