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Mandibular growth following ankylosis operation in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6807903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To clarify the effects of operation for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in early childhood on mandibular growth, cephalometric x-ray films of two congenital cases in children who were operated at 2 years old were obtained longitudinally for 9 years. Comparison with those operated at 12 years old, and normal children at the same age, gave the following results: (1) Mandibular retrognathia is slighter than in cases operated later; (2) The mandibles showed a rate of growth nearly the same as that of normal mandibles postoperatively; (3) Forward-downward craniofacial growth was recognized in the cases of early operation; and (4) In the unilateral case, the deviation of the median line of the mandible to the affected side became slighter postoperatively. At present, functional restoration is satisfactory in early-operated cases. In conclusion, it is suggested that restoration of function of the TM joint by early operation is more effective for mandibular growth.
K Ohno; K Michi; T Ueno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0300-9785     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Surg     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-24     Completed Date:  1982-09-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334641     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Surg     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Ankylosis / surgery*
Child, Preschool
Longitudinal Studies
Mandible / growth & development*
Maxillofacial Development
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / surgery*

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