Interpositional arthroplasty with temporalis myofascial flap reconstruction in a case of temporomandibular joint bony ankylosis: a case report and review of literature

Authors

  • Ankit Vishwani Department of ENT, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Vipin Arora Department of ENT, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Kavita Goyal Department of ENT, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Suvercha Arya Department of ENT, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
  • Mohsin Khan Department of Dentistry, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20195989

Keywords:

TMJ bony ankylosis, Interpositional arthroplasty, Temporalis myofascial flap, Coronoidectomy

Abstract

The report describes the treatment of a 30 year old female patient having unilateral right temporomandibular joint (TMJ) bony ankylosis whose mouth opening was restricted to 5 mm and had additional mandibular retrognathism causing severe mastication problems besides speech difficulties and low morale. The ankylosis had resulted in facial asymmetry due to bony hard swelling in front of right tragus. The patient was taken up for right interpositional arthroplasty with temporalis myofascial flap reconstruction by pre auricular approach and left coronoidectomy by intraoral approach as a preferred technique. A satisfactory mouth opening of 33 mm was achieved in immediate post-operative. Patient was followed up with aggressive mouth opening exercises in postoperative period.

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2019-12-26

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