Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2018; 11(03): 211-218
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1601861
Case Report
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Surgical Treatment of Posttraumatic Laterognathia: A Case Report and a Literature Review, Focused on the Effects of a Condylar Fracture on the Face

Felipe Ladeira Pereira
1  Juiz de Fora General Hospital (HGeJF), Brazilian Army, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5  José Américo Regional Hospital in Barbacena, State of Minas Gerais Hospital Foundation (FHEMIG), Barbacena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
,
Luísa de Marilac de Alencar Pinheiro
2  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Practice, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
,
Phelype Maia Araújo
2  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Practice, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
,
Letícia Liana Chihara
3  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (USP), Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
,
Renato Luiz Maia Nogueira
4  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing. Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
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Eduardo Sant'Ana
3  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (USP), Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Publication History

26 September 2015

15 January 2017

Publication Date:
18 May 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Facial asymmetry, following early childhood condylar trauma, is a common complaint among patients who seek surgical treatment. G.D.M., a 27-year-old male patient, sought professional help to correct his cosmetic flaw, caused by a condylar fracture when he was 8-years-old. After the proper orthodontic treatment, he underwent a double jaw orthognathic surgery and, 9 months later, a second one to correct the remaining asymmetry. Two years after this second procedure, the patient is still under surveillance and has no complaints.