Aggressive Surgical Resection Or Distraction Osteogenesis - Surgeons Dilemma In Treating Tmj Ankylosis Of Seven Year Old Malnourished Child- A Case Report
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 1854-1860
AbstractThis article describes the management of a 6-year-old female patient having bilateral right TMJ bony (true) ankylosis and left fibrous ankylosis having mandibular retrognathism and she was also suﬀering from eating, speech problems, snoring, diﬃculty in breathing, daytime somnolence and she is severely malnourished due to inability to eat because of nil mouth opening.. Bilateral gap arthroplasty and temporalis myofascial graft interpositioning through preauricular approach were done in surgical phase followed by the aggressive jaw physiotherapy in postsurgical period.
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