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Volume 20, Number 1, March 2008

Orthodontic and Surgical Management for Osteoma of the Mandibular Condyle causing Facial Asymmetry and Malocclusion


Tadahide Noguchi,1 Yoshinori Jinbu,1 Kenichi Sasaguri,2 Yoshiyuki Tsuchiya,1 Keiichi Tsukinoki,3
Kaoru Kobayashi,4 Mikio Kusama1
1Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, 2Department of Craniofacial Growth and Development Dentistry, and 3Department of Diagnostic Science, Division of Pathology, Kanagawa Dental College, Kanagawa, and 4Department of Oral Radiology, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

Abstract
This report is of a 43-year-old woman with osteoma of the mandibular condyle causing facial asymmetry and malocclusion. Preoperative orthodontic treatment was performed after a clinical diagnosis of benign tumour of the left mandibular condyle was made. After 9 months of orthodontic treatment, condylectomy was performed under general anaesthesia. Histopathological examination revealed an osteoma. Postoperative orthodontic treatment was performed for 8 months, and the postoperative course has been favourable. The facial asymmetry and malocclusion have improved.

Key words: Adult, Facial asymmetry, Malocclusion, Mandibular condyle, Osteoma

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;20:16-20.

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