Xerografting as a Novel Procedure in the Management of Syngnathia

Foroutan, Hamid Reza; Rahsepar, Behzad; Eghbal, Mohammad Hossin; Rahimi, Ali; Bahador, Ali; Amini, Afshin; Hosseini, Seid Mohammad Vahid; Honarpisheh, Mohammad Sadegh; Foroutan, Ali; Shahbazi, Shahrbanoo; Banani, Seid Abbas
March 2009
Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences;Mar2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p68
Academic Journal
Congenital fusion of the maxilla and the mandible is a rare condition. The extent of the problem ranges from simple mucosal adhesion (synechia) to severe bony fusion (syngnathia). Here we present a patient with zygomatico-mandibular fusion who was treated at neonatal and infancy periods at three different stages without tracheostomy. Having had recurrence for two times, porcine grafting was performed as a novel procedure to increase the chance of success. Ultimately the patient had uneventful outcome for 6 months after the last operation.


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