Traumatic fractures of the tympanic plate: a literature review and case report

Cranio. 2007 Apr;25(2):134-7. doi: 10.1179/crn.2007.020.


Fracture of the tympanic plate resulting from posterior dislocation of the mandibular condyle is an uncommon diagnosis. Presented is a clinical case in which computerized tomography was used as a diagnostic resource in a conservative therapeutic and clinical controlled one-year study. A review of the literature revealed 23 cases clinically reported with symptoms, diagnosis, and types of therapy utilized.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chin / injuries*
  • Dental Stress Analysis
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / complications
  • Male
  • Mandibular Condyle / injuries*
  • Skull Fractures / etiology*
  • Temporal Bone / injuries*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / complications*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed