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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-43

Maxillomandibular syngnathia in an adult Nigerian patient


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

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Olutayo James
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, College of Medicine University of Lagos, Lagos
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1595-9587.175479

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Congenital maxillomandibular fusion is a very rare condition with few cases reported worldwide. This paper reports a rare case of bony maxillomandibular fusion of the jaws, with synechiae of buccal mucosa and the gingivae in an adult patient. Separation of the fusion was done under general anesthesia. Isolated cleft of the hard palate was discovered during surgery. This report adds more information to literature, by reporting an adult with syngnathia and isolated cleft of the hard palate.


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