Skeletal Radiol 2020 Aug 11;49(8):1183-1193. Epub 2020 Mar 11.
Division of Neuroradiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02135, USA.
Temporomandibular disorders encompass multiple pathologies of the temporomandibular joint that manifest as middle/inner ear symptoms, headache, and/or localized TMJ symptoms. There is an important although somewhat limited role of imaging in the diagnostic evaluation of temporomandibular disorders. In this manuscript, we provide a comprehensive review of TMJ anatomy, outline potentially important features of TMJ disc ultrastructure and biochemistry in comparison with the intervertebral disc and knee meniscus, and provide imaging examples of the TMJ abnormalities currently evaluable with MRI and CT. Read More