Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction
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 Pereira1, 5, Luísa de Marilac de Alencar Pinheiro2, Phelype Maia Araújo2, Letícia Liana Chihara3, Renato Luiz Maia Nogueira4, Eduardo Sant'Ana3
  • 1Juiz de Fora General Hospital (HGeJF), Brazilian Army, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Practice, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • 3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo (USP), Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing. Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • 5José Américo Regional Hospital in Barbacena, State of Minas Gerais Hospital Foundation (FHEMIG), Barbacena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Publication History

26 September 2015

15 January 2017

Publication Date:
18 May 2017 (eFirst)


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.