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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery

Abstract

Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1762.Case Report | Open Access

Hypoglossia with Severe Mandibular Transversal Discrepancy: A Case Report

Afia Sultana, Lena Björnstrom and Mats Sjöström

Department of Odontology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Umeå University hospital, Umeå, Sweden
Department of Odontology, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden

*Correspondance to: Mats Sj�str�m 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1762

Abstract

Objective: To describe the etiology of hypoglossia, the consequences for oral function and our experience from treating a young boy with severe mandibular transversal discrepancy.Materials and
Methods:
We present a 15 year old boy with hypoglossia and severe mandibular transversal discrepancy, treated with mandibular midline distraction and orthodontic treatment.Results: Total treatmenttime is sixyears and the result shows improvement of dental occlusion relationship as well as enlargement of the tongue resulting in an improved occlusal function.Conclusion: From this case report it is suggested that a multidisciplinary approach of several different specialists as pediatric, orthodontists, speech therapists, maxillofacial surgeons and radiologists are should be involved in examination and treatment planning for this rare diagnosis in order to improve the patient's quality of life. Early surgical interventions are positive for occlusal function.

Keywords

Hypoglossia; Mandibular midline distraction; Transversal discrepancy

Cite the article

Sultana A, Bj�rnstrom L, Sj�str�m M. Hypoglossia with Severe Mandibular Transversal Discrepancy: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1762.

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