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The International Journal of Adult Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery
(Published from 1986-2002)

Edited by Robert L. Vanarsdall, DDS and Raymond P. White, Jr, DDS, PhD

Continued by World Journal of Orthodontics.

ISSN 0742-1931

Publication:
The International Adult Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery
August
Volume 16, Issue 3

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Hemimandibular hyperplasia treated by early high condylectomy: A case report

Federica Bertolini, DDS, Bernardo Bianchi, MD, Giacomo De Riu, MD, Alberto Di Blasio, MD, Enrico Sesenna, MD

A case of hemimandibular hyperplasia in a young patient treated 12 years ago is presented. Clinical and radiographic findings were consistent with a diagnosis of right hemimandibular hyperplasia. An early high condylectomy was performed. In our opinion, the esthetic and functional results after this long-term follow-up are fairly satisfactory. We present a brief review of the literature to make a differentiation between condylar hyperplasia and hemimandibular hyperplasia and to stress the importance of early condylectomy to correct this disease. (Int J Adult Orthod Orthognath Surg 2001;16:227234)

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