Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-45

Nonsyndromic hemimandibular hypoplasia: A case report with a short review of the literature

1 Department of Dentistry, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Sourav Bhattacharya
Flat No. A2-203, Sugam Park, Narendrapur, 195 NS Road, Kolkata - 700 103, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.157382

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Mandibular hypoplasia (MH) is a condition, which characterizes deviation in the mandibular growth patterns causing functional and esthetic alterations. MHs encountered in the craniofacial region may be of three types: Congenital, developmental and acquired. Majority of the MHs are associated with syndromes with very little emphasis on the "nonsyndromic" category. Furthermore, the hypoplasias generally have a bilateral manifestation on the mandible. We focus on the nonsyndromic category and report a case of isolated unilateral MH in a 17-year-old boy with obvious facial disfigurement but with no association to any syndrome. The objective of this presentation is to highlight the rarity, possible manifestations and diagnostic approach of the nonsyndromic group.

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