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Bilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation in a 10-month-old infant after vomiting

WHITEMAN, PAULA JO MD; PRADEL, E. CARMEL DMD

Illustrative Cases

We describe a case of bilateral dislocation of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) in a 10-month-old infant. TMJ dislocations can occur after opening the mouth widely with or without direct trauma.

From the Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (P.J. Whiteman) and the Department of Oral and Maxillary Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California (E.C. Pradel)

Address for reprints: Paula Jo Whiteman, MD, Ruth and Harry Roman Emergency Department, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

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