Trifid mandibular condyle

Sezgin O. S., KAYIPMAZ S.

ORAL RADIOLOGY, vol.25, no.2, pp.146-148, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11282-009-0023-z
  • Journal Name: ORAL RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-148
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Bifid and trifid condyles are rare disorders of the mandible. Their etiology and pathogenesis are unclear. They can be associated with temporomandibular joint disorders or can be diagnosed incidentally on routine radiographic examination. This article presents a case of trifidism of the right mandibular condylar head of a 31-year-old woman with a history of childhood trauma to the head and neck. The patient was asymptomatic. The abnormal formation of the condyle was diagnosed incidentally on a panoramic radiograph and was evaluated using cone-beam computed tomography.