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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


Unilateral Condylar Hyperplasia Causing Facial Asymmetry – A Case Report


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Author Details : Lekshmy.J, Padmashree.S, Rachna Kaul, Rema Jayalekshmy, Shilpa Sastry

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2016

Article Page : 37-41


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Abstract

Mandibular condylar hyperplasia is a relatively rare condition with uncertain etiology affecting the condylar head, neck and many a times body and ramus of mandible. The condition causes facial asymmetry, deviation of the jaw, occlusal derangements and articular dysfunction. Radiographic examination plays a critical role in establishing a correct diagnosis. Bone scintigraphy scan has been found to be effective in direct assessment of condyar activity which aids in proper treatment planning. Here, we report a case of unilateral condylar hyperplasia in a 19year old female patient which was diagnosed and corrected with the help of appropriate radiographic examination.

Key words:
Bone scintigraphy, Condylar hyperplasia, Facial asymmetry

How to cite : Lekshmy.j, Padmashree.s, Kaul R, Jayalekshmy R, Sastry S, Unilateral Condylar Hyperplasia Causing Facial Asymmetry – A Case Report. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2016;2(1):37-41

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