volume 40, issue 8, P821-827 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.03.003
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Koichiro Ueki, Akinori Moroi, Megumi Sotobori, Yuri Ishihara, Kohei Marukawa, Kunio Yoshizawa, Koroku Kato, Shuichi Kawashiri

Abstract: AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the changes in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and ramus after sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) with and without Le Fort I osteotomy.The subjects consisted of 87 Japanese patients diagnosed with mandibular prognathism with and without asymmetry. They were divided into 2 groups (42 symmetric patients and 45 asymmetric patients). The TMJ disc tissue was assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the TMJ space, condylar and ramus angle were assessed b…

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