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Coronal views of the paediatric mandibular condyle on computerised tomography brain (CTB) studies: An important review area

Tushar Peedikayil, Nicole Wieselthaler
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 1 | a211 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v17i1.211 | © 2013 Tushar Peedikayil, Nicole Wieselthaler | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2013 | Published: 05 March 2013

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Tushar Peedikayil, Department of Radiology, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Nicole Wieselthaler, Department of Radiology, Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa


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Abstract

The aim of this article is to highlight the importance of routinely reviewing the mandibular condyle on computerised tomography brain studies in a trauma setting, that often extends to involve the mandibular condyles in the scan parameters. We discuss 4 cases seen over the last 18 months at our institution, and review the relevant literature regarding paediatric mandibular fractures.

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