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I just got some results from a CT Maxillofacial WO/CST but

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I just got some results from a CT Maxillofacial WO/CST but the doctor is not in to explain them to me. Can someone let me know what this means?
FINDINGS: The left condylar head demonstrates marked degenerative change with
narrowing of the joint, subchondral sclerosis, and subchondral cyst formation
within the condylar head. The opposite side of the joint is also somewhat
sclerotic and reactive. There is narrowing of the joint space. The marrow
cavity is also slightly sclerotic extending into the neck of the left
mandible. There is preservation of the cortical thickness, again stopped a
process such as Patchett's disease. The lack of a groundglass appearance is
also against fibrous dysplasia. The constellation of findings is that of a
markedly degenerative joint and subsequent reactive changes. There is no
evidence of a crystal arthropathy.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  dr abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

When we combine all findings of CT Scan , in conclusion it indicates that you have gradually worsening issue of joints of mandible along with reduced joint spaces , this issue is not because of underlying joint changes secondary to Gout Or psedogout .

So this is primary the disease of joint , the degenerative joint disease .

Regards .

Positive feedback will be appreciated .

Thanks .