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Revista odontológica mexicana

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WINTERGERST FISCH, Alberto; ITURRALDE ESPINOSA, Carlos  and  REINOSO QUEZADA, Santiago. Facial asymmetry secondary to mandibular condylar hyperplasia: A case report. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.4, pp.251-256. ISSN 1870-199X.

Mandibular condylar hyperplasia is a rare disease first described in 1836 as an overgrowth of the mandibular condyle leading to facial asymmetry and occlusal alterations. It can be associated to temporomandibular pain and dysfunction. This disorder is self limiting, but as long as it remains active, asymmetry and occlusal changes will remain progressive. The etiology of condylar hyperplasia remains uncertain, although certain factors like arthritis and hormonal disorders have been associated to it. The case of a female patient with facial asymmetry associated to mandibular condylar hyperplasia and treated with high condylectomy and orthognatic surgery is presented.

Keywords : Condylar hyperplasia; facial asymmetry; orthognatic surgery; dentofacial deformity.

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