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Article
February 1947

DENTAL TREATMENT OF TRISMUS, TINNITUS, OTALGIA AND OBSCURE NEURALGIAS

Author Affiliations

CRANFORD, N. J.; ELIZABETH, N. J.
From the Department of Medical Research, United States Submarine Base, New London, Conn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;45(2):191-204. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010200006
Abstract

THE to treat conditions producing symptoms of altered function of the temporomandibular articulation. The procedures used and a discussion of possible reasons for the success obtained are presented.

ANATOMIC CONSIDERATION  While an extensive anatomic consideration of this articulation is not necessary (a complete discussion being found in any of the standard textbooks of anatomy as well as in other sources1 ), it is important to examine the intimate relation of nearby structures and their possible involvement in condylar malposition.The process gracilis of the malleus and the tympanic branch of the internal maxillary artery are lodged in the petrotympanic fissure. In the medial end of the fissure is the canal of Huguier containing the chorda tympani nerve. The auriculotemporal nerve passes close to the mesial side of the joint capsule, between the condyle and the tympanic plate to be distributed over the temporal and vertical region.It has been pointed

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