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Mouth Problem, what is the best treatment ?

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  • Posted By: Mina Safwat
  • March 30, 2011
  • 05:51 PM

Hi all, I hope you help me in answering the questions at the end.

Current Case (according to the patient’s description): Limited movement of the mouth, accompanied by pain near the ears when opening or closing the mouth. Case started over a year ago; and almost 8 months ago, patient started basic conservative treatment (guards for the teeth along with pain killers) but the pain is getting worse.

MRI was performed on:
• Sagittal T1 and T2 WIs open and closed mouth positions
• Coronal on T2 WI
MRI Findings:
• Limited translation movement of the mandibular condyles on both sides more restricted on the left side.
• Both articular cartilages are seen anteriorly dislocated their posterior laminae are located opposite to the articular eminences and shows more anterior translation in opem mouth views with no evidence of recapture.
Questions:
What are the possible ways of treatment? I understand we can use a bronchoscope operation or a surgery. What is the probability for success for both the bronchoscope operation/the surgery? Is success of the case guaranteed for the bronchoscope operation/the surgery? Are there any risks accompanied with the bronchoscope operation or the surgery?

Thanks a lot in advance.

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