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June 1981

Arthrotomography of the Temporomandibular Joint: An Otolaryngology Perspective

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Tex (Dr Barrs); the Department of Radiology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco (Dr Helms); the Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston (Dr Katzberg); and the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (Dr Dolwick).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(6):337-339. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790420011003

• Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction may cause facial or aural pain. Conventional roentgenograms are useful to define bony pathologic conditions. However, TMJ arthrotomography may disclose joint meniscus abnormalities in two thirds of patients with persistent dysfunction despite normal roentgenograms.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1981;107:337-339)

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