European Journal of Therapeutics
Case Report

Bilateral condylar fracture mimicking bifid condyle - A case report

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Post-Graduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalere

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Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore

Eur J Ther 2016; 22: 164-167
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2016.011
Read: 883 Downloads: 738 Published: 03 September 2019

Abstract

Mandibular fractures are one of the most common fractures of the midface region. Unilateral fractures of the condyle are three times as common as bilateral fractures. Bilateral condylar fracture without any other fracture is rare. Sagittal split or vertical fractures of the head of the condyle are uncommon injuries and are easily missed on routine radiographs. The diagnosis of condylar fractures is based on clinical featuresand radiological investigations. Radiographic images need to be interpreted carefully and correlated with clinical features to avoid misdiagnosis. Condylar fractures are usually managed conservatively or with closed or open reduction whereas bifid condyles are a developmental anomaly. We describe here a case of bilateral condylar fracture with a unique radiological presentation as bilateral bifid condyles.

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