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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-80

Congenital bilateral fusion of the maxillomandibular alveolar processes with craniosynostosis : report of a rare case

Department of Dental Surgery, Federal Medical Center, Nguru, Nigeria

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S O Ajike
Department of Dental Surgery, Federal Medical Center, Nguru, Nigeria

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PMID: 18689146

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A rare congenital anomaly of maxillomandibular fusion with pectus excavatum and craniosynostosis in a neonate is presented. The child was kept alive by nasogastric tube feeding. A modification of classification of syngnathia is proposed. The aetiopathogenesis and difficulty in management in our environment are discussed.

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