Hemifacial Microsomia

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Hemifacial Microsomia

Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a condition in which part of one side of the face is underdeveloped and does not grow normally. The eye, cheekbone, lower jaw, facial nerves, muscles, and neck may be affected. Other findings may include hearing loss from underdevelopment of the middle ear; a small tongue; and macrostomia (large mouth). HFM is the second most common facial birth defect after clefts. The cause of HFM in most cases is unknown. It usually occurs in people with no family history of HFM, but it is inherited in some cases. Treatment depends on age and the specific features and symptoms in each person.
 

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The terms "Hemifacial Microsomia" returned 17 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

An integrated surgical protocol for adult patients with hemifacial microsomia: Methods and outcome.
 

Author(s): Kazuaki Yamaguchi, Daniel Lonic, Ellen Wen-Ching Ko, Lun-Jou Lo

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Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) features hypoplasia and asymmetry in skeletal as well as soft tissue, and correction of the deformity is difficult in terms of aesthetic outcome. The purpose of this study is to examine the validity of an integrated treatment protocol for correction of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hemifacial Microsomia : Clinicoradiological Insight and Report of a Case.
 

Author(s): Nidhi Chhabra, Anuj Chhabra

Journal: Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Jan;27(1):91-94.

 

Hemifacial microsomia is a congenital malformation characterized by deficiency in the amount of hard and soft tissue on one side of the face. It is primarily a syndrome of the first branchial arch, involving underdevelopment of the temporomandibular joint, masticatory muscles, mandibular ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hemifacial microsomia and lung hypoplasia.
 

Author(s): Alon Haham, Shaul Dollberg, Ronella Marom

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Mar;17(3):195.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Natural History of Craniofacial Anomalies and Developmental Growth Variants
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prognathism; Dentofacial Deformities; Hemifacial Macrosomia; Craniofacial Microsomia

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2018

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