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Quintessence Int 36 (2005), No. 6     21. Apr. 2005
Quintessence Int 36 (2005), No. 6  (21.04.2005)

Page 483-486

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