volume 40, issue 2, P105-111 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.03.004
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Maria Costanza Meazzini, Fabio Mazzoleni, Alberto Bozzetti, Roberto Brusati

Abstract: The facial proportions of HFM patients are maintained, when not treated, throughout growth. The same proportions return to their original asymmetry after DO. Even though short term aesthetic and psychological advantages of distraction osteogenesis are well accepted, early surgery should only be applied after careful patient selection and honest clarification of the long term recurrence by genetically guided craniofacial growth pattern.