The literature contains a number of case reports on successful orthopedic treatment of hemifacial microsomia (HFM), with surprising changes in the morphology of the condyles. All of these reports regard patients who have substantially no soft tissue involvement but only severe mandibular ramus and condyle deformities. A number of cases with unexpectedly similar phenotypes diagnosed as HFM are described. The authors suggest that it is possible that all of these cases might be misdiagnosed traumatic injuries of the condyle, which present a normal functional matrix and, therefore, with growth and with the help of functional stimulation, tend to grow toward the original symmetry

Hemandibular hypoplasia successfully treated with functional appliances: is it truly hemifacial microsomia? / M. C. Meazzini, A. Caprioglio, G. Garattini, L. Lenatti, C. E. Poggio. - In: CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 1055-6656. - 45:1(2008 Jan), pp. 50-56.

Hemandibular hypoplasia successfully treated with functional appliances: is it truly hemifacial microsomia?

A. Caprioglio;G. Garattini;
2008

Abstract

The literature contains a number of case reports on successful orthopedic treatment of hemifacial microsomia (HFM), with surprising changes in the morphology of the condyles. All of these reports regard patients who have substantially no soft tissue involvement but only severe mandibular ramus and condyle deformities. A number of cases with unexpectedly similar phenotypes diagnosed as HFM are described. The authors suggest that it is possible that all of these cases might be misdiagnosed traumatic injuries of the condyle, which present a normal functional matrix and, therefore, with growth and with the help of functional stimulation, tend to grow toward the original symmetry
Condylar fractures; Condylar growth; Functional appliances; Hemifacial microsomia
Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
gen-2008
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