Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2018; 11(02): 142-144
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1601433
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Unusual Superolateral Dislocation of Mandibular Condyle

Tabishur Rahman
1  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
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21 October 2016

18 December 2016

Publication Date:
03 April 2017 (eFirst)


We describe a case of maxillofacial trauma in a pediatric patient in whom the mandibular condyle was superolaterally displaced into the temporal fossa, medial to the zygomatic arch which was intact. In addition, there was an associated mandibular symphyseal fracture. To our knowledge, this case is the first of its kind to be reported in the literature. We also observed a complication in the form of development of ankylosis in the involved joint which required another surgery.