Unilateral segmental odontomaxillary hypoplasia: An unusual case report

Sushma Pandey, Keerthilatha M. Pai, Ajay G. Nayak, Ravindranath Vineetha

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Facial asymmetry is not an uncommon occurrence in day to day dental practice. It can be caused by various etiologic factors ranging from facial trauma to serious hereditary conditions. Here, we report a rare case of non-syndromic facial asymmetry in a young female, who was born with this condition but was not aware of the progression of asymmetry. No relevant family history was recognized. She was also deficient in both deciduous and permanent teeth in the corresponding region of maxilla. Hence, the cause of this asymmetry was believed to be a segmental odontomaxillary hypoplasia of left maxilla accompanied by agenesis of left maxillary premolars and molars and disuse atrophy of corresponding facial musculature. This report briefly discussed the comparative features of segmental odontomaxillary hypoplasia, hemimaxillofacial dysplasia, and segmental odontomaxillary dysplasia and justified the differences between segmental odontomaxillary hypoplasia and the other two conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalImaging Science in Dentistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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