Skeletal Scintigraphy for Assessment of Mandibular Growth and Asymmetry

  • L. B. Kaban
  • S. T. Treves
  • M. A. Pogrel
  • R. S. Hattner


Treatment of the adult patient with a facial deformity consists of three-dimensional analysis of the anomaly and planning the operative correction. Treatment of the pediatric patient, on the other hand, requires consideration of a fourth dimension: growth. Assessment of skeletal growth is crucial because the purpose of treatment is not only to correct the presenting defect but also to unlock growth potential and minimize secondary distortion of adjacent structures.10,18


Uptake Ratio Facial Growth Skeletal Maturity Mandibular Condyle Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography 
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  • L. B. Kaban
  • S. T. Treves
  • M. A. Pogrel
  • R. S. Hattner

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