Skeletal Scintigraphy for Assessment of Mandibular Growth and Asymmetry
Treatment of the adult patient with a facial deformity consists of three-dimensional analysis of the anomaly and planning of the operative correction. Treatment of the pediatric patient, on the other hand, requires consideration of a fourth dimension: growth. Assessment of skeletal growth is crucial, because the purpose of treatment is not only to correct the presenting defect, but also to unlock growth potential and to minimize secondary distortion of adjacent structures.8,11
KeywordsFacial Growth Mandibular Ramus Left Mandible Skeletal Scintigraphy Methylene Diphosphonate
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