hemifacial microsomia


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hemifacial microsomia

(mi?kro-so'me-a),

HFM

A rare congenital anomaly, usually inherited sporadically, in which one side of the body, usually the right, fails to develop equally with the left. The ear, nose, and maxilla on the affected side are hypoplastic. In addition the right lung and kidney may be smaller than normal, and affected children often have ventriculoseptal defects. Surgical treatment of facial defects associated with HFM is often undertaken by combined teams of oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Synonym: facio-auriculo vertebral syndrome; Goldenhar syndrome; oculoauricular vertebral dysplasia
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A 22-year-old female with left side hemifacial microsomia (type IIb) was referred to the Maxillo-Facial Surgery Department at the Sapienza Universita di Roma for evaluation and treatment.
Padwa, "An association between hemifacial microsomia and facial clefting," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Hemifacial microsomia has a wide phenotypic variation and no uniform criterion for diagnosis exists.
Hemifacial microsomia: a clinico radiological report of three cases.
Piezosurgery: a safe method to perform osteotomies in young children affected by hemifacial microsomia. J Craniofac Surg 2010; 21:1813-1815.
Chate described the use of the propellant unilateral magnetic appliance (PUMA) in the treatment of hemifacial microsomia. Samarium-cobalt magnets embedded in unilateral blocks of acrylic were used to stimulate growth following an autogenous costochondral graft (59).
"Hemifacial microsomia and treatment options for auricular replacement: A Review of Literature." J Prosthet Dent, 1999: 82:197-204.
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Kids with a congenital disorder, known as hemifacial microsomia (HFM), are more likely to develop left-handedness, according to a new study.
Twenty four year old mentally healthy man was born with hemifacial microsomia. This is a severe asymmetry of facial bone and soft tissues in vertical, sagital and transverse plane combined with hearing impairment on the affected side (Proffit, 2003).
Condylar agenesis is associated with congenital syndromes, such as otomandibular dysostosis, hemifacial microsomia, and mandibulofacial dysostosis.
Little Ellen was born with a rare condition called Complex Hemifacial Microsomia, which left the side of her face disfigured because of a blood supply failure in the womb.
Also referred to as oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia and hemifacial microsomia, Goldenhar's syndrome is one of the hereditary deafness syndromes.