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What is a severe facial deformity in which the lower facial plate bones and jaw give the appearance of a face half its normal size?

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: One sign of many

Hemifacial microsomia is having one side of the face smaller than the other. This can be found in isolation or as part of consetllations of abnormalities found in syndromes.
If you think this is going on with youself or someone you know (child or adult), that person should consult with a facial plastic surgeon or oral surgeon who does 'orthognathic surgery'.

In brief: One sign of many

Hemifacial microsomia is having one side of the face smaller than the other. This can be found in isolation or as part of consetllations of abnormalities found in syndromes.
If you think this is going on with youself or someone you know (child or adult), that person should consult with a facial plastic surgeon or oral surgeon who does 'orthognathic surgery'.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many options

There are dozens of named syndromes or chromosome defects that feature underdevelopment of the jaw/lower face.
Perhaps most well recognized are progeria, the rapid aging syndrome or the robin sequence, which features significant under developed jaw, a u shaped cleft palate and respiratory problems in infancy.

In brief: Many options

There are dozens of named syndromes or chromosome defects that feature underdevelopment of the jaw/lower face.
Perhaps most well recognized are progeria, the rapid aging syndrome or the robin sequence, which features significant under developed jaw, a u shaped cleft palate and respiratory problems in infancy.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Small mandible

Called micrognathia, a deformity of failure of the lower jaw to grow.
It can have genetic and syndromal reasons. If just one side, it is called hemifacial micrognathia. Truama at an early age can be implicated as well. Maxillofacial surgeons can advance the lower jaw, and if that is not enough, they can fashion bone grafting from rib or pelvic bone to add to the body of the mandible.

In brief: Small mandible

Called micrognathia, a deformity of failure of the lower jaw to grow.
It can have genetic and syndromal reasons. If just one side, it is called hemifacial micrognathia. Truama at an early age can be implicated as well. Maxillofacial surgeons can advance the lower jaw, and if that is not enough, they can fashion bone grafting from rib or pelvic bone to add to the body of the mandible.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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