Contrasting mandibular growth and facial development in long face syndrome, juvenile rheumatoid polyarthritis, and mandibulofacial dysostosis.


The complex rotation process of the mandible during growth is elucidated by longitudinal roentgencephalometric analyses, using metallic implants as fixed references. Contrasting development of face and mandibular shape is described in three subjects. In the so-called long face syndrome, development is characterized by increasing inclination of the mandible… (More)