J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  1999 May;26(3):498-505.

Clinical study of Simultaneous Correction of Bone and Soft Tissue Deformities in Hemifacial Microsmia

Abstract

Hemifacial microsomia is a common congenital craniofacial deformity involving bone and soft-tissue. Mandibular hypoplasia is the most obvious skeletal manifestation of hemifacial microsomia. In the past, complete realignment of the skeleton was preferred to soft-tissue correction, which was clearly second choice. However, in this study, simultaneous correction of bone and soft tissue deformities were equally important in treatment of hemifacial microsomia. One-stage and simultaneous bone and soft tissue reconstruction is possible and staged operations of the skeleton and soft tissue are no longer necessary, except in special cases. Even in children and adolescents, good results and normal growth potential can be achieved with simultaneous correction of bone and soft tissue.


MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Child
Congenital Abnormalities*
Goldenhar Syndrome
Humans
Skeleton
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