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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 338-341

Hemifacial hypertrophy: A rare case report


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Surendra Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Surendra Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Adesh Dental College and Hospital, Bathinda, Punjab, India
4 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Guru Nanak Dev Dental College and Research Institute, Patiala, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Pradhuman Verma
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Surendra Dental College and Research Institute, Sri Ganganagar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1325

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Asymmetric variations of the contralateral structures of the head and face occur commonly in the general population and are an accepted feature of morphogenesis. A gross asymmetry characterized by marked unilateral overdevelopment of hard and soft tissues of head and face is a rare congenital malformation and has been termed as hemifacial hypertrophy (HFH). The etiology is unknown, but several theories have been proposed including hormonal imbalances, diseases involving the neural system, vascular conditions, lymphatic abnormalities, mechanical influences and congenital syphilis. Generally, treatment is not indicated for HFH unless cosmetic considerations are involved. An 8 years old boy reported to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology with the characteristic features of HFH. The case is presented to supplement existing clinical knowledge.


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