Maxillomandibular syngnathia in an adult Nigerian patient.
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J Clin Sci
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.
Key words: Cleft palate, mandible, maxilla, syngnathia, unilateral , Syngnathia , Unilateral , Cleft palate , Maxilla , Mandible
James O, Ibikunle AA, Adeyemo WL, Ogunlewe MO, Ladeinde AL. Maxillomandibular syngnathia in an adult Nigerian patient. J Clin Sci 2016;13:40-3.