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dc.contributor.authorStreva, Alessandra Motta
dc.contributor.authorNahás-Scocate, Ana Carla Raphaelli
dc.contributor.authorde Castro Lopes, Sérgio Lucio Pereira [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Andre Luiz Ferreira
dc.identifier.citationPediatric Dental Journal, v. 29, n. 2, p. 97-104, 2019.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Condylar cartilage acts as a centre of craniofacial complex growth and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most suitable examination to differentiate tissues and identify pathological conditions of TMJ. Condylar growth disturbance can alter the maxillofacial morphology, including occlusal relationship, and the affected children may not present symptoms. Although TMJ in children is similar to that in adults, the anterior condylar inclination is straight and increases with age, presenting slight condylar flattening and slight contrast enhancement. Objective: The present work aimed to review the literature focussing to assess how MRI and the development of TMJ can contribute to orthopaedic/orthodontic diagnosis in growing patients. Main results: MRI can also complement the predictive diagnosis of growth in which the image of a double contour of the condyle reveals proliferation of cartilage cells with immature ossification. Considering that orthodontic therapy usually begins after eruption of permanent teeth, the moment of alternation of the double contour-like structure is close or coincident with the eruption of upper second molars. Conclusion: Clinically, the advantage of diagnosis of double contour is not to use any ionizing radiation related to scan in these subjects. Therefore, MRI could be a choice for the follow-up of growing patients.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.relation.ispartofPediatric Dental Journal
dc.subjectDiagnostic imaging
dc.subjectMagnetic resonance image
dc.subjectMandibular condyle
dc.subjectTemporomandibular joint
dc.titleMRI as a method of evaluation and predicting mandibular growth based on temporomandibular jointen
dc.contributor.institutionGuarulhos University
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionCruzeiro do Sul University (UNICSUL)
dc.description.affiliationCEPO, Volta Redonda
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Orthodontics Guarulhos University
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Diagnosis and Surgery São José dos Campos Dental School São Paulo State University (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationPostgraduate Program in Dentistry Cruzeiro do Sul University (UNICSUL)
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Diagnosis and Surgery São José dos Campos Dental School São Paulo State University (UNESP)
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dc.description.sponsorshipIdFAPESP: 13/10999-5
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