Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 3.1 (July 2018)

Page No.: 5468-5470

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.244


Goda Jatin B 1, Patel Shailesh M *2.

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, GMERS Medical College, Vadnagar, Gujarat, India.

*2 Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Shailesh M. Patel, Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar – 364001, Gujarat, India. E-Mail: drjbgoda@gmail.com, dr_smpatel@yahoo.com


Background: The aim of the study was to determine the morphological shapes of condyloid process of mandible and finding out the prevalence of different forms in dry human mandibles. Methods: Gross examination of 60 dry human mandible was carried out from the collection of department of Anatomy, Government medical college, bhavnagar, gujarat for the shape of condyloid process from superior, anterior, medial and lateral views.

Results: From the superior view, shape was oval in 57.5%, elongated in 22.5%, rounded in 10%, angled in 9.17% and irregular in 0.83% of the mandibular condyles where as from the anteriror view, shapes were convex in 47.5%, flat in 41.67% and angled in 10.83% of the condyles. From the lateral view, shapes observed were flat, rounded and pointed with their percentage being 58.33%, 33.33% and 8.33% respectively where as from the medial view, flat, rounded and pointed shapes were found in 32.5%, 60% and 7.5% of the condyles respectively.

Conclusion: The data obtained from the present study may found helpful in personal identification, condyle surgeries and prosthesis making.

Key words: Condyloid Process, Mandibular Condyles, Condylar Fracture.


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Cite this article: Goda Jatin B, Patel Shailesh M. MORPHOLOGY OF CONDYLOID PROCESS OF MANDIBLE AND IT’S SURGICAL RELEVANCE. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(3.1):5468-5470. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.244