Condylar Hyperplasia Associated to Synovial Chondromatosis of the Temporomandibular Joint: A Case Report

  • Gay-Escoda C
  • Valmaseda-Castellón E
  • Alaejos-Algarra C
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Condylar hyperplasia is a slowly developing malformation of the mandible, with elongation of the mandibular neck, that generally results in facial asymmetry. Synovial chondromatosis is a benign chronic disorder characterized by the formation of multiple small nodules of hyaline cartilage as a result of metaplasia of the synovial connective tissue. It affects mostly the large joints, particularly the knee, hip, elbow and ankle. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is rarely affected. The case of a 42-year-old male with a history of left preauricular pain and swelling and deviation of the mandible to the left upon opening the mouth is presented. Computed tomography disclosed hyperplasia of the left condyle with loose radiopaque bodies within the joint cavity. The left TMJ was subject to open surgery, which included resection of four loose bodies and a remodeling condylectomy. The histopathological study confirmed the diagnosis of condylar hyperplasia and chondromatosis of the left TMJ.

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