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International journal of odontostomatology

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OLATE, Sergio  and  DE MORAES, Marcio. Asymmetric Facial Deformity: Role of Condylar Hyperplasia. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2012, vol.6, n.3, pp.337-347. ISSN 0718-381X.

Dentofacial deformities (DDF) are know and the diagnosis is ever more executed; the asymmetric DDF are a group of disease with difficult management because of esthetic a functional conditions. The etiology is these conditions is varied, although the condylar hyperplasia is frequently in adolescent and adult patients; the diagnosis is realized by facial analysis, nuclear medicine study and computed tomography and others. The more accepted therapy is related to partial condilectomy and facial deformity correction in relation to aesthetic and functional needs of patient. The aim of this review is to determine the current conditions associated to diagnosis and treatment of asymmetric DDF and the role of condylar hyperplasia in the development of these facial alterations.

Keywords : facial asymmetry; condylar hyperplasia; facial deformity.

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