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Mandibular prognathism caused by acromegaly – a surgical orthodontic case

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-351845
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.35184
Gosau, Martin ; Vogel, Corinna ; Moralis, Antonios ; Proff, Peter ; Kleinheinz, Johannes ; Driemel, Oliver
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Abstract

A 22-year-old man presented for orthodontic surgery because of mandibular prognathism. Clinical symptoms suggested acromegaly, and diagnosis was verified by an endocrinologist as well as by radiograph. Bilateral mandibular prognathism often represents the first and most striking physical characteristic of acromegaly; usually, it is also the main reason why patients seek help from orthodontists or ...

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