Pseudoankylosis of the mandible after temporal bone attached craniotomy

Ronald R. Hollins, David J. Moyer, Harold Kai Tu

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Mandibular hypomobility after intracranial surgical procedures is seldom encountered. A case of limited oral opening after temporal bone attached craniotomy is described. The condition is due to fibrosis of the temporalis muscle resulting in a pseudoankylosis of the temporomandibular joint. The appropriate operative intervention is transoral coronoidec-tomy, which restores normal joint function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-139
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988


  • Ankylosis
  • Coronoidectomy
  • Fibrosis
  • Pseudoankylosis
  • Temporomandibular


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