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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 48-52

Management of a rare case of mandibular condylar aplasia in a resource-limited setting

1 Department of Surgery/Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University/Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Dr. Adebayo Aremu Ibikunle
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njecp.njecp_17_16

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Condylar aplasia is a rare anomaly often associated with varying functional and/or esthetic consequences. These associated challenges have been managed with different methods, including orthognathic surgery, augmentative surgery, and distraction osteogenesis (DO). Indeed, combinations of these techniques have been utilized in its management. This case report describes the management of a patient with dentofacial asymmetry secondary to condylar aplasia using DO. It also highlights the challenges of management in resource-limited settings. Acceptable functional and esthetic results were achieved.

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