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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 404-407
Infiltrating lipomatosis, an etiology for TMJ ankylosis?

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Alakananda Melethil
Prestige Shanti Niketan, Hoodi, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560 048
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_147_21

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Infiltrating lipomatosis is a rare benign condition causing diffuse fatty infiltration into the surrounding soft tissue and in rare cases causes hyperplasia of the adjacent bone. We report a case with clinical and radiological evidence of a 34-year-old female patient who reported a swelling in the left middle third of the face with exophytic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis of the left side resulting in restricted mouth opening and facial asymmetry since 21 years. The number of cases reported in the literature is rare. Surgery is the treatment of choice.

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