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Progressive Condylar Resorption
David Hatcher, DDS, MSc
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Juvenile degenerative joint disease, condylysis, idiopathic condylar resorption, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, arthrosis deformans
          • Definitions

            • Localized noninflammatory degenerative disorder of TMJ that is characterized by lysis and repair of articular fibrocartilage and underlying subchondral bone following onset of puberty in females

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Imaging Recommendations

              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                PATHOLOGY

                • General Features

                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Demographics

                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                          • Treatment

                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                            • Consider

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                Selected References

                                1. Gunson MJ et al: Oral contraceptive pill use and abnormal menstrual cycles in women with severe condylar resorption: a case for low serum 17beta-estradiol as a major factor in progressive condylar resorption. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 136(6):772-9, 2009
                                2. Wolford LM: Idiopathic condylar resorption of the temporomandibular joint in teenage girls (cheerleaders syndrome). Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 14(3):246-52, 2001
                                3. Hatcher DC: Progressive condylar resorption: pathologic processes and imaging considerations. Seminars in Orthodontics. 19(2): 96-105, 2013
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Synonyms

                                          • Juvenile degenerative joint disease, condylysis, idiopathic condylar resorption, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, arthrosis deformans
                                        • Definitions

                                          • Localized noninflammatory degenerative disorder of TMJ that is characterized by lysis and repair of articular fibrocartilage and underlying subchondral bone following onset of puberty in females

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                              PATHOLOGY

                                              • General Features

                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Demographics

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                          • Consider

                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Gunson MJ et al: Oral contraceptive pill use and abnormal menstrual cycles in women with severe condylar resorption: a case for low serum 17beta-estradiol as a major factor in progressive condylar resorption. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 136(6):772-9, 2009
                                                              2. Wolford LM: Idiopathic condylar resorption of the temporomandibular joint in teenage girls (cheerleaders syndrome). Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 14(3):246-52, 2001
                                                              3. Hatcher DC: Progressive condylar resorption: pathologic processes and imaging considerations. Seminars in Orthodontics. 19(2): 96-105, 2013