Hemifacial hyperplasia

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Hemifacial hyperplasia

Synonyms: Hemifacial hypertrophy

Hemifacial hyperplasia is a rare morphological anomaly of the maxillofacial region characterized by unilateral overgrowth of all facial structures (bone soft tissues teeth) called true hemifacial hypertrophy or overgrowth of one or more but not all facial structures called partial hemifacial hypertrophy. It may be isolated or related to some syndromes (e.g. Beckwith-Wiedemann Proteus Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber McCune-Albright syndrome Neurofibromatosis type 1). It may be associated with airway obstruction sensorineural hearing loss or swallowing difficulties.

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