An 80-year-old lady presented incidental findings of unusual calcifications of the right TMJ. The red arrow shows a triangular opaque “beak” on the anterior surface of the condyle and two circular and one faint curvilinear opacity anterior to the condyle (3 orange arrows).

R TMJ joint mice

The latter are probably calcifications of the joint ligament capsule and/or possibly calcifications of the lateral pterygoid muscle. MRI would show better what tissues were involved. However, as the lady is asymptomatic no further investigation or treatment is required.

Dr Douglas K Benn DDS PhD
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist

Good employees, courteous, prompt and attentive..read more

Metro West Dental is always cheerful, efficient, and accommodatingread more

Becky is always top notch. She makes coming to your office always a positive experience.read more

Dr. Kim is so personable and caring, she really takes interest in you as a person.read more