Surgical-orthodontic treatment for severe malocclusion in a patient with osteopetrosis and bilateral cleft lip and palate: Case report with a 5-year follow-up

Jin Kyu Kim, Jun Young Kim, Hwi Dong Jung, Young Soo Jung

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Abstract

Orthognathic surgery in patients with craniofacial osteopetrosis, a condition associated with osteoclast dysfunction, is usually avoided because of the risk of osteomyelitis. A 19-year-old woman presented with the chief complaint of severe malocclusion and anterior crossbite. After radiographic evaluation, craniofacial osteopetrosis was diagnosed. Surgical-orthodontic treatment was performed after meticulous history taking and verification of normal bone turnover using bone-metabolism markers for endocrine evaluation. Favorable esthetic and functional outcomes were achieved. (Angle Orthod. 2021;91:555–563).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-563
Number of pages9
JournalAngle Orthodontist
Volume91
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics

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