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BACKGROUND: Hemifacial microsomia is a congenital
malformation characterized by deficiency in the amount of hard
and soft tissue on one side of the face. It is primarily a syndrome of
the first branchial arch, involving underdevelopment of the
temporomandibular joint, masticatory muscles, mandibular ramus,
ear and, occasionally, defects in facial nerve and muscles.
CASE DETAILS: The clinical and radiological manifestations of a
14-year-old male patient having hemifacial microsomia is
highlighted in this article to enhance our knowledge and diagnostic
skill of this rare entity.
CONCLUSION: This case illustrates that early diagnosis and
intervention in a patient with hemifacial microsomia is
quintessential for proper functioning and esthetics of the orofacial
structures, which will lead to a better prognosis.