CT-guided percutaneous steroid injection for management of inflammatory arthropathy of the temporomandibular joint in children

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Jan;188(1):182-6. doi: 10.2214/AJR.04.1103.


Objective: The purposes of this study were to retrospectively review an injection technique, to develop a grading system for evaluation of imaging findings, and to report preliminary outcome related to percutaneous CT-guided steroid injection into the temporomandibular joints of children with inflammatory arthropathy.

Conclusion: CT-guided steroid injection into the temporomandibular joint of children with inflammatory arthropathy results in clinical and imaging improvement in a substantial proportion of children treated.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / drug therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Subcutaneous / methods*
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Steroids / administration & dosage*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnostic imaging*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Steroids