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Scott Bartlett, Michael Ehrenfeld, Gerson Mast, Adrian Sugar

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Ed Ellis III

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Daniel Buchbinder

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Laterognathia (hemi-mandibular elongation)

Definition: Asymmetric size of mandibular halves in the sagittal plane

The characteristics of laterognathia are:

  • Midline deviation of mandible with normal maxilla
  • Lingual crossbite on the shorter side of the mandible and buccal crossbite on the long side of the mandible
Laterognathia (hemi-mandibular elongation)
Laterognathia (hemi-mandibular elongation)