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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113-115

Syngnathia-congenital unilateral bony fusion of the maxilla and mandible


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M. R. Ambedkar Dental College, 1/36 Cline Road, Cooke Town, Bangalore-560 005, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Oxford Dental College, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, M. R. Ambedkar Dental College, 1/36 Cline Road, Cooke Town, Bangalore-560 005, India

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G V Ramachandra Reddy
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maruti Dental College, Bangalore
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.52779

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Congenital disorders involving orofacial region represents approximately 20% of all birth defects. Out of these disorders, congenital bony fusion of the maxilla and mandible (syngnathia) is rare. Usually syngnathia is associated with other anomalies and syndromes. This case report presents a unilateral fusion of maxilla and mandible with no other anomalies.


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