System: Forensic Pathology: Teeth: : Condylar fractures
Image 1: This demonstrates bilateral condylar fractures of the 6 month old child. Note the arrows in the top (axial) and bottom (coronal) images. These fractures are most likely caused by an impact (upward blow) of the chin.
Contributed by Dr. Peter Loomis, forensic odontologist at the Office of the Medical Examiner, Albuquerque New Mexico.