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Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2011 June;22(2):85-8

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Genioplasty: our experience

Ungari C., Filiaci F., Torre U., Agrillo A.

Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy


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Aim. The aim of this study was to demonstrate how orthognatic surgery aids to cure many skull and face abnormalities and to help re-establishing the correct occlusive relation thanks to the repositioning of the maxillo-mandibular skeleton basis.
Methods. The studied included 157 male patients and 286 female patients, with an average age of 23 years. The sample series was divided according to specific pathologies. All patients underwent surgical procedures.
Results and conclusions. The experience shows that genioplasty has been successfully introduced in orthognathic surgical therapeutic procedures, for dental-skeleton abnormalities and mandibular asymmetries treatment.

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