Ann Plast Reconstr Surg | Volume 6, Issue 2 | Case Report | Open Access

Osteochondromyxoma of the Temporomandibular Joint: Case Report of a Rare Criterion of the Carney Complex

Dani Bouchra*, Olaya Hamidi and Boulaadas Malik

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology, IBN SINA University Hospital, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Dani Bouchra 

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Rationale: Osteochondromyxoma is an extremely rare benign tumor. Few cases have been described in the literature. Patients with Carney's complex can present with this tumor.
Patient concerns: A 59-years-old woman, with a 2-month history of multinodular goiter. Who presented for 1 year, pain in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), as well as a limitation of the mouth opening with the appearance of a swelling in the preauricular region evolving for 1 year.
Diagnosis: A CT scan revealed a tumor centered on the right TMJ. An MRI confirmed the diagnosis of an intra-articular tumor.
Treatment and outcomes: Surgical excision was performed; the histological study of the tumor confirmed the diagnosis of the osteochondromyxoma.
Take-away lessons: Carney complex is a rare genetically heterogeneous syndrome of multiple endocrine neoplasia and lentiginosis that affects a number of organs. Osteochondromyxoma is a rare diagnostic criterion for this complex. The location of this tumor in the TMJ joint was never reported in the literature.


Osteochondromyxoma; Temporomandibular joint; Carney complex; Bone tumor


Bouchra D, Hamidi O, Malik B. Osteochondromyxoma of the Temporomandibular Joint: Case Report of a Rare Criterion of the Carney Complex. Ann Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022;6(2):1092..

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