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Superior Retrodiscal Lamina of Temporomandibular Joint (Left)
Connective Tissue

Superior Retrodiscal Lamina of Temporomandibular Joint (Left)

Lamina retrodiscus superior articulationis temporomandibularis

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Structure

The superior retrodiscal lamina consists of connective tissue with many elastic fibers.

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Anatomical Relations

The superior retrodiscal lamina attaches to the posterosuperior part of the articular disc. It extends to the posterior wall of the mandibular fossa (the petrotympanic fissure) (Miloro & Peterson, 2012).

Function

The superior retrodiscal lamina allows anterior translation of the articular disc over the articular eminence.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Anterior disc displacement

—Temporomandibular disorder

References

Miloro, M. & Peterson, L. J. (2012) Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. People's Medical Publishing House-USA.

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