Prenatal development of temporo-mandibular joint: State of the art

Francesco Carini, Margherita Mazzola, Serena Nobile, Francesca Rappa, Sabrina David, Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina, Chiara Lo Piccolo, Giovanni Zummo, Felicia Farina, Francesco Cappello, Provvidenza Damiani, Giovanni Tomasello

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The aim of this work is to analyze the state of the art of temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) to understand the various stages of the development of the same during embryogenesis. Various theories have been analyzed, such as the formation of apoptotic or the important role of growth factors, or the Valencia et al. studies in which are analyzed to numerous articular discs in various stages of development. By the aforementioned studies show that many factors, of a different nature, are to be involved in the prenatal development of this important joint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Development
  • Morphogenesis
  • TMJ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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