Multidisciplinary Management in a Patient with Hemifacial Microsomia and Microglossia
Dr. Santosh Kumar,
Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SGT University, Budhera, Gurugram-122505, Haryana, India.
Hemifacial Microsomia (HFM) is the second most common congenital craniofacial anomaly following cleft lip and palate. On contrary, microglossia is a very rare congenital anomaly. To the best of authors’ knowledge, HFM associated with microglossia has not been reported in the literature. Hereby, the authors present a case report of a 13-year-old girl, who presented with features of hemifacial microsomia, blindness, microglossia, hypodontia, bilateral transposition between upper first premolar and canine, anterior crowding and deep bite. Patient’s treatment was started with fixed orthodontic appliance and arches were aligned by maintaining the transposed position of the teeth. After completion of orthodontic treatment, maxillary right and left first premolars were contoured into lateral incisor and canine, respectively, to have satisfactory functional and aesthetic outcome.