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Zygomatic process of temporal bone: fracture

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Introduction

  • Depressed fractures of distal part of zygomatic process often undiagnosed because initially cause little problem - osseous callus develops with time, causing decreased jaw movement.
  • Signs: difficulty eating, atrophy of masticatory muscles, malocclusion.
  • Treatment: surgical excision of caudodistal zygomatic process.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma.

Pathophysiology

  • Initially may cause little problem.
  • Often go undiagnosed in absence of other trauma in area.
  • With time, osseous callus forms causing progressive dimminution of jaw movement.
  • Reduced jaw movement causes difficulty eating, atrophy of masticatory muscles, malocclusion.

Diagnosis

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