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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 170-174

Computed tomographic analysis of condyle-fossa relationship in skeletal class I and skeletal class II vertically growing males

1 Department of Orthodontics, People's Dental Academy, Bhanpur, Bhopal, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Corps Dental Unit, Bhanpur, Bhopal, India
4 Department of Orthodontics, People's College of Dental Science, Bhanpur, Bhopal, India

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Rajkumar Maurya
Department of Orthodontics, Corps Dental Unit, Bhopal - 462 001, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-3825.152120

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Aim: The aim of the present study was to investigate the computed tomographic (CT) analysis of condyle-fossa relationship in skeletal Class I and Class II vertically growing males. Materials and Methods: The selected cases were divided into Group I: Control group, which comprised of 15 cases of skeletal Class I occlusion and Group II: Experimental group, which comprised of 15 cases of skeletal Class II malocclusion with cephalometric evaluation done to categorize the growth pattern. Occlusal state was evaluated on study models to exclude dentition with cross-bite, rotations, premature contacts, and absence of teeth. CT scan analyses were done to evaluate temporomandibular joint in both axial and coronal sections in centric occlusion. Results: Patients in Group II showed more angulated condyle, reduced posterior joint space, and decreased superior joint space with significant statistical difference (P < 0.05) in comparison to Group I. Group II also showed decreased glenoid-fossa width, less medial joint space, less condylar width anteroposteriorly but more mediolaterally in comparison to Group I, but it was statistically insignificant. Conclusion: Group II patient with retrognathic mandible showed more angulated condyle, which was positioned more posteriorly in the glenoid fossa with decreased superior joint space and constricted glenoid width in comparison with Group I patient.

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