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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 406-410
Parry Romberg syndrome: A case report and discussion

1 Department of Orthodontics, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Madha Dental college and Hospital, Kunrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Muruganandhan Jayanandan
Department of Oral Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Dental College and Hospital, Thalambur, Near Navalur off OMR, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.102498

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Parry Romberg syndrome is a rare disorder of unknown etiology, seen most commonly as an asymmetry of the face, rarely affecting the limbs. Trophic malfunction of sympathetic system has been proposed as a cause. The syndrome presents with characteristic skeletal, dental, and soft tissue changes in the affected half of the face, with or without neurological signs and symptoms. Imaging studies sometimes reveal lesions in the brain corresponding with the neurological defects. The disfiguring nature of the disease Results in psychological disturbance and communication disorders like speech defects, as also dental anomalies. The present article reports such a case of an 8-year-old girl who presented with mainly hard tissue changes, without neurological or intraoral soft tissue changes. There has to be prompt multi-disciplinary management of such cases keeping in mind development, aesthetics, speech, and masticatory function, along with symptomatic treatment of neurological deficits.

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