Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Case of the Month

January, 1999


The patient is a 22 y.o. female referred to our office with a chief complaint of limited opening.


Medical history revealed a well developed white 22 y.o. female, with no allergies or past operations.

Oral-Facial examination revealed a Class I malocclusion with deep vertical overbite. Left lateral excursive movement was limited to 1 mm. Maximum opening was 25 mm. No pain was associated with functional movements. Tomograms of the TMJ revealed limited translation of the right condylar head during opening. Enlargement of the medial aspect of the articular eminence was noted, as an osseous exophytic mass.

Closed Position

Open Position




Osseous mass on medial aspect of articular eminence.
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Post operative view following excision of exostosis.
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Patient treated by:
  • Dr. Steven R. Tucker Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

 Steven R. Tucker DMD, PSC
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 909 Scherm Road
 Owensboro, KY 42301
 phone: 1-502-926-4107
 fax: 1-502-926-4166
 url: http://www.srt-psc.com


Last Modified: December 31, 1998

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