Unusual Morphological Alteration in Sigmoid Notch: An Insight Through CBCT ZD07-ZD08
Dr. Sanchita Kant,
PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, (M.P.), India.
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is a ginglymo-diarthrodial joint known to be the most complex joint in human body. Growth disturbances, owing to genetic influences or trauma during the intrauterine life or during early developmental age may lead to morphological and functional variations in the mandible resulting in developmental anomaly. We report a rare case of altered sigmoid notch morphology on the right side and condylar hypoplasia on the left side, not related to any clear pathological disorder. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) was helpful in evaluating this case. This case of unknown aetiology was thoroughly examined; based on clinical and radiographic findings, we suggest that this case is of congenital origin.