Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hemifacial Microsomia Short Note Oral Medicine Lecture

Hemifacial microsomia Prevalence: 1 in 5000 births. Bilateral in 20% of cases. Congenital defect characterized by lack of hard and soft tissue on affected side(s), usually in the region of the ramus and external ear (i.e. first and second branchial arches). Wide spectrum of ear and cranial deformities found.

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