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FACIAL HEMIATROPHY

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FACIAL HEMIATROPHY INTRODUCTION/DEFINITION:

Facial hemiatrophy is a developmental anomaly Characterized by Progressive decreasing the size of one side of the face due to atrophy of the facial structures.

 

FACIAL HEMIATROPHY CAUSES:

The exact etiology of the disease is not known however certain possible factors have been identified which can precipitate the condition

These factors include the following:

  • Peripheral nerve dysfunction.
  • Trauma
  • Heredity
  • Peripheral trigeminal neuritis

 

FACIAL HEMIATROPHY PATHOPHYSIOLOGY:

It has been suggested that Facial Hemiatrophy is primarily caused by arrest of development during growing period or toward the end of it.

 

FACIAL HEMIATROPHY SYMPTOMS:

Clinical Features            

  • The condition usually begins in the first or second decade of life. Many cases may be present since birth.
  • Initially a slightly depressed vertical furrow or line is noticed at the midline of the forehead and eyebrow.
  • As the condition progresses, facial tissue on the affected side including the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle and bone etc. become atrophic resulting in facial deformity

FACIAL HEMIATROPHY   TREATMENTS:

There is no effective treatment for facial hemiatrophy. Progression of the condition ceases after certain age and it remains static thereafter for the remaining part of life.

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