Modification of dentofacial growth associated with Goldenhar syndrome

Ei Ei Hsu Hlaing, Yoshihito Ishihara, Chikako Hara, Hiroshi Kamioka

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Abstract

The rare developmental defect, Goldenhar syndrome is characterized by complex craniofacial and dentofacial anomalies. Here we describe the successful orthodontic treatment of a 5-year-old Japanese Goldenhar syndrome patient with mild facial asymmetry, right microtia, right-side hearing loss, and tongue-thrusting by a modification of dentofacial growth using a non-surgical orthopedic treatment approach. Improvement of the vertical discrepancies on the affected side and canted occlusal plane as well as mandibular deviation were achieved with a functional orthopaedic approach. Stable and acceptable occlusion were obtained over the 32-month post-retention period. A non-surgical orthodontic treatment approach offers satisfactory facial aesthetic outcomes in Goldenhar syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-443
Number of pages7
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Volume71
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Functional appliance
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Orthodontic treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Hlaing, E. E. H., Ishihara, Y., Hara, C., & Kamioka, H. (2017). Modification of dentofacial growth associated with Goldenhar syndrome. Acta Medica Okayama, 71(5), 437-443.