volume 40, issue 8, P750-756 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.01.025
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T. Keramidas, G. Lagogiannis, V. Vlachou, N. Katsikeris

Abstract: We report a case of congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face (CILF) with right TMJ ankylosis causing asymmetry and reduced mouth opening. The management involved soft tissue debulking combined with a right TMJ arthroplasty and is explained in detail. A review of the relevant literature revealed the rarity of this condition. The diagnosis of CILF remains challenging. The currently accepted treatment strategy is less aggressive as facial asymmetry tends to recur. Infiltration of the facial structures from…

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