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A nodule in the temporomandibular joint area

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      A 66-year-old woman with a chief complaint of swelling of 3 months’ duration in the right preauricular area was referred by her head and neck surgeon to our department. The patient's past medical and dental histories were unremarkable, and she denied any use of medications. She reported a facial trauma that had occurred approximately 1 year ago and denied previous temporomandibular joint (TMJ) complaints. Clinical examination revealed a painless, normal-colored, well-limited smooth nodule in the right TMJ area (Figure 1). The patient was able to perform all the mandibular movements without deviation and no joint sound or crepitation.
      Fig 1
      Fig. 1Clinical presentation of the patient exhibiting an asymptomatic swelling in the right preauricular area.
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