Quintessence Int 36 (2005), No. 6 (21.04.2005)
Hemifacial hyperplasia: A case report
Azevedo, Roberto Almeida/Souza, Veronica Ferreira/Sarmento, Viviane Almeida/Santos, Jean Nunes
Hemifacial hyperplasia is a developmental disorder characterized by a marked unilateral asymmetry. The etiology is unknown, although several factors have been described. It involves not only the hard tissues of the face, but the soft tissues as well. A case report of an adult woman with hemifacial hyperplasia highlighting the clinical significance is presented.
Keywords: congenital anomaly, development disorder, hemifacial asymmetry, hemifacial hyperplasia, hemifacial hypertrophy, osteotomies