Hemifacial hypertrophy abbreviated as (HFH) is rare congenital disease characterized by unilateral enlargement of the head and teeth. It is classified as true. Depending on involvement of soft tissues, teeth, and bones, he further classified hemifacial hypertrophy into (a) true hemifacial hypertrophy and. Two cases of congenital hemifacial hypertrophy are described. To our knowledge , this is the first report of this syndrome in a black African population. Possible.

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Rowe reported 4 cases of hemifacial hypertrophy and reviewed 30 previously reported cases. The left and right sides were almost equally affected.

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Histologic examination in one case demonstrated that the enlargement resulted from an increased number of cells rather than an increase in cell size. Burchfield and Escobar described a family in which several members showed mandibular asymmetry and maxillary hypoplasia.


Several instances of male-to-male transmission were observed. This was classified by the authors as facial hemihypertrophy.

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hypertrophj The proband had deviation of the mandible to the right and ‘a severe crippling malocclusion. Familial facial asymmetry autosomal dominant hemihypertrophy? The criteria for the hemifacial type of congenital hypertrophy are 1 unilateral enlargement of the viscerocranium bounded superiorly by the frontal bone not including the eyeinferiorly by the inferior border of the mandible, medially by the midline of the face, and laterally by the ear, the pinna being included within the hypertropic area, and 2 enlargement of all tissues–teeth, bone, and soft tissue–within this area Rowe, A bonus to all MIMmatch users is the option to sign up for updates on new gene-phenotype relationships.

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