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.
Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview.
Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: //www.orphadata.org. Data version September 2023.
Newly diagnosed with
Our RARE Concierge Services Guides are available to assist you by providing information, resources and connections as you navigate your rare disease journey.
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
Provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition.
For a list of clinical trials in this disease area, please click here.