Macrognathism

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Macrognathism
Other namesMegagnathia
SpecialtyENT surgery

Macrognathism is an abnormally large or protruding jaw.[1] The opposite condition is called micrognathia.

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Treatment[edit]

Treatment is surgical. Osteotomy may be done in case of maxillary macrognathia. Mandibular macrognathia is generally managed by resection of a portion of the mandible.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Principles and Practice of Surgery (7 ed.). Elsevier. 2018. pp. 351–374.
  2. ^ Clinical Neurotoxicology: Syndromes, Substances, Environments. Saunders. 2009. pp. 329–227.

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