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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 631284, 4 pages
Case Report

Nonsyndromic Facial Asymmetry with Unilateral Condylar Aplasia

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Drs. Sudha & Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinoutpalli, Gannavaram, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh 521 286, India

Received 14 May 2013; Accepted 15 July 2013

Academic Editors: Y. S. Khader and S. R. Watt-Smith

Copyright © 2013 Ranganadh Nallamothu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Introduction. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most complex elegantly designed joint in the human body. Abnormal development and growth of TMJ may lead to condyle aplasia present in several syndromes expressions, but it is extremely rare when not connected to any underlying pathological disorder or in conjunction with any syndrome. Objective. A rare case of aplasia of the mandibular condyle is presented, along with 3D computed tomography (3D CT) findings. Conclusion. Based on clinical and radiological findings we suggest the abnormal development of the TMJ as the origin. The 3D CT has provided high-quality images, which made diagnosis and a prompt treatment plan possible.