UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Visual Diagnosis

Title: What's the Diagnosis?

Posted: 4/25/2011 by Haney Mallemat, MD (Updated: 12/6/2023)
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Patient presents with the following X ray after yawning. Diagnosis?


Diagnosis: Mandibular Dislocation

The link below demonstrates an interesting alternative to the traditional reduction method; prospective randomized trails are pending.


Thanks to Dr. George Kochman for the image and Dr. Christopher Doty (EM Program Director at SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital Center) for the video.