Dislocation of the Mandible Condyle Towards the Middle Cranial Fossa: Case Report and Review of Literature


Dislocation of the Mandible Condyle Towards the Middle Cranial Fossa: Case Report and Review of Literature


MESQUITA FILHO, Paulo Mesquita1; LEAL, Elizabeth Bergamo¹; MANZATO, Luciano Bambini1; DE CONTO, Ferdinando2; FELIN, Gabriela Caovilla2; PONCIANO, Thales Henrique Jincziwski2

1Departament of Neurosurgery, Hospital de Clínicas, Passo Fundo, Brazil
2Departament of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital de Clínicas, Passo Fundo, Brazil


Introduction: Dislocation of the mandibular condyle into the middle cranial fossa is extremely rare in patients with craniofacial trauma.

Methods: This report documents a case of an intact mandibular condyle intrusion into the middle cranial fossa in a 17-year-old woman following a traumatic incident treated by an intraoral approach that was performed to do an open reduction by condylectomy.

Results: The causative mechanism, diagnostic features and a management option for reduction and treatment of these cases by performing a multidisciplinary approach involving neurosurgery and oral maxillofacial surgery are presented in this report.

Conclusion: Adequate radiographic examination, including Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, is necessary to obtain the proper diagnosis and to determine an effective management.


Keywords: Trauma; Temporomandibular joint; Mandibular condylar fracture; Middle cranial fossa

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MESQUITA FILHO, Paulo Mesquita; LEAL, Elizabeth Bergamo; MANZATO, Luciano Bambini; DE CONTO, Ferdinando; FELIN, Gabriela Caovilla; PONCIANO, Thales Henrique Jincziwski. Dislocation of the Mandible Condyle Towards the Middle Cranial Fossa: Case Report and Review of Literature. International Journal of Case Reports, 2021, 5:246. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2021-08-2005


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