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Remodeling the Mandible by Distraction Osteogenesis

  • Fernando Molina
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Abstract

Distraction osteogenesis is becoming the treatment of choice for the surgical correction of mandibular hypoplasias. The development of the technique represents a significant advancement in the field of craniofacial surgery. Deficiencies in the growth of the mandible may result from condylar fractures suffered at an early age affecting growth centers or severe sepsis with secondary condyle resorption resulting with temporomandibular joint ankylosis and micrognathia. Congenital deformities such as Goldenhar’s syndrome, Nager’s syndrome, craniofacial scoliosis, Pierre Robin sequence, and hemifacial microsomia may present with mandibular hypoplasia of varying severity.

Keywords

Distraction Osteogenesis Soft Tissue Envelope Gonial Angle Dental Occlusion Hemifacial Microsomia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryHospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez”Delegacion TlalpanMexico

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