Surgical treatment of a rare bilateral synovial chondromatosis

Authors

  • Matheus Dantas de Araújo Barretto Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Faculdade de OdontologiaDepartamento de Cirurgia Prótese e Traumatologia Maxilofaciais. São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7424-373X
  • Shajadi Carlos Pardo Kaba Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Hospital Universitário, Divisão de Odontologia. São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9379-4422
  • Fernando Melhem Elias Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Faculdade de Odontologia, Departamento de Cirurgia Prótese e Traumatologia Maxilofaciais. São Paulo, SP, Brazil and Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Hospital Universitário, Divisão de Odontologia. São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0861-9919
  • Maria Cristina Zindel Deboni Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Faculdade de Odontologia, Departamento de Cirurgia Prótese e Traumatologia Maxilofaciais. São Paulo, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2966-6039

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2020.183

Keywords:

Chondromatosis, Synovial, Osteochondromatosis, Pathology, Oral, Temporomandibular Joint, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, Review

Abstract

Synovial chondromatosis (SC) in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is an uncommon entity, mostly when the involvement is bilateral. The authors report a rare case of bilateral SC, with a follow-up of 13 months, and a literature review. A 60-year-old Caucasian woman, with the chief complaint of pain for 6 years in the bilateral pre-auricular region, had a progressive clacking and discomfort on the left side during mouth opening. The panoramic image was suggestive of SC. The bilateral lesion was surgically removed by direct access. Histopathological examination confirmed the clinical diagnosis of bilateral SC. This article shows the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for the early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Also, it encourages the referral of such cases to professionals with a greater familiarity with this entity.

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Published

2020-08-24

How to Cite

Barretto, M. D. de A., Kaba, . S. C. P. ., Elias, F. M. ., & Deboni, M. C. Z. . (2020). Surgical treatment of a rare bilateral synovial chondromatosis. Autopsy and Case Reports, 10(4), e2020183. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2020.183

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Clinical Case Report