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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6C), 8-9
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6C-2
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Congenital Fusion of the Mandible and Maxilla- A Case Report from Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Said Hamed1, and Prathibha Prasad2

1Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Gulf medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

2Lecturer, Specialist in Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, Gulf medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Journal of advanced multidisciplinary dental research)

Cite this paper:
Mohamed Said Hamed and Prathibha Prasad. Congenital Fusion of the Mandible and Maxilla- A Case Report from Ajman, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6C):8-9. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6C-2

Abstract

Congenital fusion of the mandible to maxilla is a rare phenomenon. The fusion can be a bony fusion in which case it’s referred to as Syngnathia or soft tissue fusion when it’s addressed as Synechiae. Soft tissues fusion is involved most often in the oral cavity but it may involve both hard and soft tissues of the child. This results in inability of child to thrive as it doesn’t allow mouth opening and feeding. This is a case report of a 3-day-old baby boy with partial maxilla-mandibular fusion from right canine to posterior jaw who was brought to Oral and Maxillofacial department of the dental centre in GMC Hospital, Ajman, UAE for treatment because of inability to thrive.

Keywords:
congenital fusion syngnathia

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