Radiological findings and dynamic aspects of stomatognathic structures in Treacher Collins syndrome: clinical case report

Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2007 Nov;44(6):678-82. doi: 10.1597/06-116.1.


Treacher Collins syndrome usually affects bilateral and symmetric structures that include the orbits, mandible, and ears. The purpose of this report is to describe a clinical case of the syndrome, focusing on the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint, which was assessed using the computed tomography method. Clinical examination included evaluation of mandibular dynamics, investigation of temporomandibular dysfunction, and measurement of bite force. Significant morphological and functional alterations were observed but without significant documented clinical consequences.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Bite Force
  • Ear, External / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandible / abnormalities
  • Mandible / diagnostic imaging
  • Mandible / physiopathology
  • Mandibulofacial Dysostosis / complications*
  • Radiography, Dental / methods*
  • Temporomandibular Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnostic imaging*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / etiology*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / physiopathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Zygoma / abnormalities