Trifid mandibular condyle

Sezgin O. S. , KAYIPMAZ S.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11282-009-0023-z
  • Title of Journal : ORAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-148


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.