volume 39, issue 1, P10-16 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.03.003
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Maria C. Meazzini, Roberto Brusati, Patrik Diner, Ennio Giannì, Faustina Lalatta, Alice S. Magri, Arnaud Picard, Enrico Sesenna

Abstract: Long-term results after surgical treatment of the mandibular asymmetry in growing children with hemifacial microsomia (HFM), whether with osteotomies or distraction osteogenesis, have mostly shown a tendency towards the recurrence of the asymmetry. In contrast, in the literature we find sporadic case reports where the long-term post-surgical follow-up of patients diagnosed as HFM, are surprisingly stable. All these reports refer to patients who have substantially no soft tissue involvement, but only severe man…

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