MRI assessment of temporomandibular disorders: an approach to diagnostic and therapeutic setting.

Paolo Francesco Manicone, Serena Summa, Roberto Ursini, Francesco Molinari, Roberto Deli

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Abstract

AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the clinical and the radiological data obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). METHODOLOGY: The study group included 17 patients with symptoms of TMDs. The radiological assessments before and after therapy was evaluated by MRI; in the clinical analysis, signs and associated symptoms have been assessed. RESULTS: With MRI before therapy, we were able to distinguish the specific type of TMD that each patient had. At the end of the treatment, a general improvement of the clinical status was noticed; MRI, however, showed the permanence of several degrees of condyle-disc incoordination in some patients. CONCLUSIONS: Certainly TMDs can be diagnosed without MRI; nevertheless, MRI gives us the possibility to obtain objective data of the patients concerned. Symptoms recorded during a clinical evaluation cannot be the only terms of diagnosis; MRI provides objective data in the diagnostic and post-therapy phases.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)131-138
Numero di pagine8
RivistaCRANIO
Volume32
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014

Keywords

  • dental
  • magnetic resonance
  • temporo mandibular disorders

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