Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597584
Case Report
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Craniomaxillofacial Fibrous Dysplasia: Conservative Treatment and Maxillary Osteotomy Using the Schuchardt-Kufner Technique

Manlio Galiè1, Giulia Carnevali1, Giovanni Elia1, Massimo Pedriali2, Luigi C. Clauser1
  • 1Unit of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Centre for Orbital Pathology and Surgery, Reference Center for Treatment of Rare Disease, St. Anna Hospital and University, Ferrara, Italy
  • 2Histopathology Institute, St. Anna Hospital and University, Ferrara, Italy
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09 July 2016

28 September 2016

Publication Date:
23 December 2016 (eFirst)


Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a disturbance of the mesenchymal tissue that accounts for 2.5% of all bone tumors and more than 7% of nonmalignant bone tumors. In the craniomaxillofacial region, FD affects the calvaria, skull base, zygoma, and jaws, the prevalent site being the maxilla (50% of cases). Therapy for craniomaxillofacial FD is surgical. The goals of surgery are to prevent functional disorders and restore facial symmetry, volume, and contour. In this article, we present a case of a young female patient affected by right orbital-zygomatic-maxillary FD. She had developed facial asymmetry and malocclusion that were corrected using the Schuchardt-Kufner osteotomy technique.