Condylar hyperplasia, diagnosis and clinical management: a clinical case report


  • Paulo Sandoval-Vidal Universidad de La Frontera
  • Carolina Minte-Hidalgo Universidad de La Frontera
  • Sergio Olate-Morales Universidad de La Frontera



Condyle, Facial asymmetry, Segemental mandibulectomy, High condylectomu, High condylectomy


Condylar hyperplasia is a disorder characterized by excessive and progressive growth affecting the condyle, neck, body, and mandibular ramus. Under this condition, mandibular growth occurs in all three planes of space, but more predominantly in one of them. Its etiology is controversial in its own. Some of its suggested causes include: trauma, hypervascularity, infections, and hereditary/intrauterine factors. Treatment protocols are varied, but one of the best treatment choices is high condylectomy. Following is the case of a 16-year old female patient with this anomaly. The physical exam showed free facial asymmetry with mandibular deviation. Treatment consisted of TMJ surgery and high condylectomy plus a second orthodontic stage. The clinical outcomes at two-year follow-up suggest that a second intervention won´t be necessary. Patient was very satisfied with the results. 

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Author Biographies

Paulo Sandoval-Vidal, Universidad de La Frontera

Head of the Specialization in Dentomaxilofacial Orthodontics and Orthopedics, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile

Carolina Minte-Hidalgo, Universidad de La Frontera

Graduate student in Dentomaxilofacial Orthodontics and Orthopedics, Department of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile

Sergio Olate-Morales, Universidad de La Frontera

Maxillofacial surgeon, Assistant Professor, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile


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How to Cite

Sandoval-Vidal, P., Minte-Hidalgo, C., & Olate-Morales, S. (2016). Condylar hyperplasia, diagnosis and clinical management: a clinical case report. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 27(2), 442–454.

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