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International Journal of Morphology
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9502
FUENTES FERNANDEZ, Ramón; FLORES FLORES, Homero; SILVA MELLA, Héctor y FLORES LILLO, Tania. Bifid Condylar Process: Cases Report. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.2, pp.539-541. ISSN 0717-9502. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022009000200038.
The bifid condylar process is a rare anomaly. Most of the known cases are radiographic findings, mainly in ortopantomography and nuclear magnetic resonance. The condition is usually asymptomatic, while in some cases are associated with ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint. It is reported that the presence of bifid condylar process is not determined by age and gender, but the findings are among the ages of 3 to 67 years, with the average age of 35 years. The present report presents two cases of patients with abnormalities of condylar process detectable through radiographic examination.
Palabras clave : Condylar process; Mandibular condyle; panoramic radiography; anatomic variation.