Microbiological investigation of retrodiscal tissues from patients with advanced internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint
AuthorMcIntosh, M; Dimitroulis, G
Source TitleInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
AffiliationSurgery - St Vincent'S Hospital
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsMcIntosh, M. & Dimitroulis, G. (2012). Microbiological investigation of retrodiscal tissues from patients with advanced internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, 41 (3), pp.313-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2011.12.019.
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The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of bacteria in samples of retrodiscal tissues taken from patients suffering from advanced internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). 12 fresh retrodiscal tissue samples were taken from 12 consecutive patients who underwent unilateral TMJ discectomy for advanced TMJ internal derangement (Wilkes stage IV). The retrodiscal tissue samples were stained and cultured for the presence of micro-organisms in microbiology laboratories. No evidence of bacteria or other micro-organisms was found in any of the tissue specimens procured from the TMJ. This study failed to identify the presence of bacteria or other micro-organisms in fresh retrodiscal tissue specimens of the TMJ in patients with advanced TMJ internal derangement.
KeywordsClinical Microbiology; Otorhinolaryngology; Oro-Dental Disorders
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