IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Differential diagnosis of radiolucencies of mandibular condyle

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Author Details: Bhakti Patil Soman

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-3838

Print ISSN : 2581-382X

Article First Page : 107

Article End Page : 111


The mandibular condyle is a region in which tumor/tumor-like lesions rarely form; osteoma, osteochondroma, chondroma, and synovial chondromatosis being the most common pathologic enities. However these lesions are more radiopaque than radiolucent. This review and flowchart will help the readers to develop a differential diagnosis for radiolucencies of the mandibular condyle with prevalence of this conditions which rarely affect condyle.

Keywords: Mandibular condyle, Radiolucencies, Preauricular swelling