AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the clinical and the radiological data obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). METHODOLOGY: The study group included 17 patients with symptoms of TMDs. The radiological assessments before and after therapy was evaluated by MRI; in the clinical analysis, signs and associated symptoms have been assessed. RESULTS: With MRI before therapy, we were able to distinguish the specific type of TMD that each patient had. At the end of the treatment, a general improvement of the clinical status was noticed; MRI, however, showed the permanence of several degrees of condyle-disc incoordination in some patients. CONCLUSIONS: Certainly TMDs can be diagnosed without MRI; nevertheless, MRI gives us the possibility to obtain objective data of the patients concerned. Symptoms recorded during a clinical evaluation cannot be the only terms of diagnosis; MRI provides objective data in the diagnostic and post-therapy phases.

Summa, S., Ursini, R., Manicone, P. F., Molinari, F., Deli, R., MRI assessment of temporomandibular disorders: an approach to diagnostic and therapeutic setting., <<CRANIO>>, 2014; 32 (2): 131-138. [doi:10.1179/0886963413Z.00000000021] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63512]

MRI assessment of temporomandibular disorders: an approach to diagnostic and therapeutic setting.

Summa, Serena;Ursini, Roberto;Manicone, Paolo Francesco;Molinari, Francesco;Deli, Roberto
2014

Abstract

AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the clinical and the radiological data obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with temporomandibular disorder (TMD). METHODOLOGY: The study group included 17 patients with symptoms of TMDs. The radiological assessments before and after therapy was evaluated by MRI; in the clinical analysis, signs and associated symptoms have been assessed. RESULTS: With MRI before therapy, we were able to distinguish the specific type of TMD that each patient had. At the end of the treatment, a general improvement of the clinical status was noticed; MRI, however, showed the permanence of several degrees of condyle-disc incoordination in some patients. CONCLUSIONS: Certainly TMDs can be diagnosed without MRI; nevertheless, MRI gives us the possibility to obtain objective data of the patients concerned. Symptoms recorded during a clinical evaluation cannot be the only terms of diagnosis; MRI provides objective data in the diagnostic and post-therapy phases.
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Summa, S., Ursini, R., Manicone, P. F., Molinari, F., Deli, R., MRI assessment of temporomandibular disorders: an approach to diagnostic and therapeutic setting., <>, 2014; 32 (2): 131-138. [doi:10.1179/0886963413Z.00000000021] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/63512]
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