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Radiology Forum
June 2000

Imaging Quiz Case 4

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(6):798-799. doi:

Bifid mandibular condyle is an unusual condition without a predilection for a particular race or sex. It was first described in 1948, and since then, only 40 cases have been reported in the English-language literature, to our knowledge.1-3 There have been 2 reports of this entity in which a combined TMJ ankylosis was detected.2,4 Furthermore, there have been 3 well-documented cases of bilateral bifid condyle in living patients involving the TMJ,5 whereas 7 cases of bifid mandibular condyle were found in a multiple cadaver jaw study.6

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