INTRODUCTION: Unilateral condylar hyperplasia (UCH) is a disorder of unknown etiology mainly seen in growing patients, which results in facial asymmetry. High condylectomy alone or in association with orthognathic surgery can improve the occlusion and the facial aesthetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, a total of 5 patients underwent high condylectomy for UCH using a piezoelectric cutting device. All patients were treated postoperatively with functional rehabilitation. RESULTS: The long-term follow-up showed that all patients had a satisfactory temporomandibular joint articular function associated with stable occlusion without any recurrence of further condylar growth. CONCLUSIONS: High condylectomy in the surgical treatment of unilateral UCH seems to be the procedure of choice in growing patients. The use of a piezoelectric cutting device allows a safe and less invasive high condylectomy.

Surgical Treatment of Unilateral Condylar Hyperplasia With Piezosurgery / Chiarini, Luigi; Massimo, Albanese; Anesi, Alexandre; Pier Francesco, Galzignato; Carmen, Mortellaro; Pierfrancesco, Nocini; Dario, Bertossi. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1049-2275. - ELETTRONICO. - 25:(2014), pp. 808-810. [10.1097/SCS.0000000000000699]

Surgical Treatment of Unilateral Condylar Hyperplasia With Piezosurgery

CHIARINI, Luigi;ANESI, Alexandre;
2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Unilateral condylar hyperplasia (UCH) is a disorder of unknown etiology mainly seen in growing patients, which results in facial asymmetry. High condylectomy alone or in association with orthognathic surgery can improve the occlusion and the facial aesthetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2012, a total of 5 patients underwent high condylectomy for UCH using a piezoelectric cutting device. All patients were treated postoperatively with functional rehabilitation. RESULTS: The long-term follow-up showed that all patients had a satisfactory temporomandibular joint articular function associated with stable occlusion without any recurrence of further condylar growth. CONCLUSIONS: High condylectomy in the surgical treatment of unilateral UCH seems to be the procedure of choice in growing patients. The use of a piezoelectric cutting device allows a safe and less invasive high condylectomy.
2014
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808
810
Surgical Treatment of Unilateral Condylar Hyperplasia With Piezosurgery / Chiarini, Luigi; Massimo, Albanese; Anesi, Alexandre; Pier Francesco, Galzignato; Carmen, Mortellaro; Pierfrancesco, Nocini; Dario, Bertossi. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1049-2275. - ELETTRONICO. - 25:(2014), pp. 808-810. [10.1097/SCS.0000000000000699]
Chiarini, Luigi; Massimo, Albanese; Anesi, Alexandre; Pier Francesco, Galzignato; Carmen, Mortellaro; Pierfrancesco, Nocini; Dario, Bertossi
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