Analysis and treatment of hemifacial microsomia in childhood.

  title={Analysis and treatment of hemifacial microsomia in childhood.},
  author={John Butler Mulliken and Leonard B. Kaban},
  journal={Clinics in plastic surgery},
  volume={14 1},
Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is not a fixed dysmorphic deformity, but rather a progressive, complex deformation, involving the soft tissues and skeletal structures derived from the first and second branchial arches. Secondary growth distortion is seen particularly in the failure of midface growth, because of inadequate mandibular vertical growth on the involved side. Based on this concept of a dysfunctional matrix, we treat HFM in childhood according to the severity of the mandibular hypoplasia… CONTINUE READING

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