Hemifacial Microsomia

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Hemifacial Microsomia

Hemifacial microsomia is a condition in which the lower half of one side of the face is underdeveloped and does not grow normally. The eye, cheek and neck may also be affected. This is the second most common facial birth defect after clefts. It is sometimes also referred to as first and second brachial arch syndrome, oral-mandibular-auricular syndrome, lateral facial dysplasia, or otomandibular dysostosis. The syndrome varies in severity, but always includes the maldevelopment of the ear and the mandible. Goldenhar syndrome is one type of hemifacial microsomia and mainly affects the development of the eye, ear and spine.
 

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The terms "Hemifacial Microsomia" returned 13 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Psychosocial outcomes in children with hemifacial microsomia.
 

Author(s): Lynette M Dufton, Matthew L Speltz, Judith P Kelly, Brian Leroux, Brent R Collett, Martha M Werler

Journal: J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Aug;36(7):794-805.

 

To determine whether children with hemifacial microsomia (HFM) have higher risk for psychosocial problems than children without HFM.

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2011

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Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with hemifacial microsomia.
 

Author(s): Brent R Collett, Matthew L Speltz, Yona Keich Cloonan, Brian G Leroux, Judith P Kelly, Martha M Werler

Journal: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Feb;165(2):134-40.

 

To determine whether preadolescent children with hemifacial microsomia (HFM) have higher risk of neurodevelopmental delays than unaffected control individuals.

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2011

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Hemifacial microsomia: a clinicoradiological report of three cases.
 

Author(s): Manu Dhillon, Ravi Prakash S Mohan, Gundareddy N Suma, Srinivasa M Raju, Divya Tomar

Journal: J Oral Sci. 2010 Jun;52(2):319-24.

 

Hemifacial microsomia is a congenital malformation in which there is deficiency in the amount of hard and soft tissues on one side of the face. It is primarily a syndrome of first and second branchial arches involving underdevelopment of the temporomandibular joint, mandibular ramus, ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2010

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The terms "Hemifacial Microsomia" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prenatal diagnosis of hemifacial microsomia and ipsilateral cerebellar hypoplasia in a fetus with oculoauriculovertebral spectrum.
 

Author(s): P Martinelli, G M Maruotti, A Agangi, L L Mazzarelli, G Bifulco, D Paladini

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Aug;24(2):199-201.

 

Oculoauriculovertebral spectrum, or Goldenhar syndrome, is characterized by varying degrees of prevalently unilateral underdevelopment of craniofacial structures (orbit, ear, mandible) and spinal anomalies. We report the prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis made at 24 weeks' gestation ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2004

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Craniofacial Microsomia: Longitudinal Outcomes in Children Pre-Kindergarten (CLOCK)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Craniofacial Microsomia; Hemifacial Microsomia; Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral-Syndrome; Goldenhar Syndrome; Microtia

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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