Acta Scientific Dental Sciences
Objective: To describe the early treatment of two patients with unilateral condylar hyperplasia (UCH) diagnosis and therapeutic surgical protocol (early condylectomy) supported by the current biological knowledge about the development and repair of mandibular condyle cartilage (MCC). Methods: Review of the literature and two case description of the treatment. The two patients were girls, 12 and 13 year old. The follow up period was of 3 years. SPECT diagnostic, radiographic, photographic and tomographic images are presented. Results: The literature summarized provides biological basis favoring the early treatment of UCH. The two cases were treated with the same surgical protocol obtaining good esthetic and functional stable results. Discussion: The present literature review and clinical results provide biological basis to justify the practice of early condylectomy. Early intervention appears to be able to produce a successful outcome in terms of esthetic facial symmetry, avoiding dentoalveolar orthodontic compensations or additional orthognathic surgeries.
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López, Diego Fernando; Botero, Juliana Ruiz; and Almeida, Luis Eduardo, "Early Condylectomy: Biological Considerations" (2019). School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications. 346.
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