Revisiting the Etiology of Hemifacial Microsomia / Retomando la etiología de la microsomía hemifacial

  title={Revisiting the Etiology of Hemifacial Microsomia / Retomando la etiolog{\'i}a de la microsom{\'i}a hemifacial},
  author={Chijioke O. Eseonu and Alexandre R. Vieira},
Background: Hemifacial microsomia (HM) is one of the most common congenital facial malformations of newborns worldwide. Despite its prevalence, little is known about its etiology. Features of HM vary among different reports in the literature, affecting ears, mouth, and mandible on one or both sides. Purpose and Methods: We performed a systematic literature review to determine if there is new evidence regarding the pathological origins of HM. During a seven-month period (September 2010-April… CONTINUE READING

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