Aberrant mandibular growth: theoretical implications

Ayoub, A. F. and Mostafa, Y. A. (1992) Aberrant mandibular growth: theoretical implications. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 101(3), pp. 255-265. (doi:10.1016/0889-5406(92)70095-R) (PMID:1539553)

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Abstract

There is a multiplicity and variety of studies investigating mandibular growth. The exact role of the mandibular condyle in influencing mandibular growth is still a point of conflict. This study was conducted with six subjects who had different condylar defects. The cranium and the skeletal profile, as well as the position of the maxilla and the mandible, were investigated. In all cases, the mandible showed a tendency toward posterior rotation. The total mandibular length was reduced with deficient corpus length and ramus height. The influence of the integrity of the condylar head and its normal articulation in the temporal fossa on mandibular growth were emphasized.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ayoub, Professor Ashraf
Authors: Ayoub, A. F., and Mostafa, Y. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0889-5406
ISSN (Online):1097-6752

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