Spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation: a rare case

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Spontaneous herniation of temporomandibular joint into the external auditory canal through the foramen of Huschke is a very rare condition. We describe a case of spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation in a 35-year-old male, who presented with otorrhea and aural fullness. The herniation was repaired using collagen mesh. A literature review of all the previous reported cases of spontaneous temporomandibular joint was done to study the presenting clinical features and the method of surgical repair.

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Singh, I., Jain, A., Prasad, P. et al. Spontaneous temporomandibular joint herniation: a rare case. Oral Maxillofac Surg 21, 87–90 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10006-016-0605-y

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Keywords

  • Temporomandibular joint
  • Spontaneous herniation
  • Foramen of Huschke