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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2014, Issue 2


Picco DMI, Huerta ASE, Domínguez LV, Lagunes LMA
Condylar hyperplasia: report of a case treated by orthognathic surgery and condylectomy
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2014; 10 (2)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 45-52
PDF: 558.55 Kb.

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ABSTRACT

Condylar hyperplasia is a rare condition that affects the morphology and size of the mandibular condyle; it may or may not have a neoplastic origin. Such alteration produces facial deformity which becomes more evident during puberty, this being the result of an uncontrolled growth of the condyle. The cause of this alteration remains unknown; there have been many causes proposed, such as trauma, hormonal imbalance, circulation problems and infections. Clinical assessment should be used first in its diagnosis, along with image studies such as orthopantomogram, posteroanterior skull and facial skeleton projection and simple photon emission computed tomography and technetium-99. High condylectomy is found in the literature as the main treatment, along with maxillary and mandibular osteotomies, thus offering an adequate recovery to the patient. In this paper we present a case of condylar hyperplasia treated by low condylectomy and bimaxillary osteotomies.


Key words: Condylar hyperplasia, hemimandibular hyperplasia, hemimandibular elongation, low condylectomy mandibular condyle.





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