Unilateral condylar hyperplasia is a rare growth disorder originating in the growth centre of the mandibular condyles and resulting in facial asymmetry. Primary treatment consists of condylectomy. In this cross-sectional research, limitations in mandibular function and oral health related quality of life were measured with the Mandibular Function Impairment Questionnaire and the Oral Health Impact Profile (NL49). The study included 17 patients who underwent treatment for unilateral condylar hyperplasia with a condylectomy in the University Medical Center Groningen between 1997 and 2012. The median (IQR) scores of the Mandibular Function Impairment Questionnaire (8,0 [1,0; 15,0]) and the Oral Health Impact Profile (25,0 [3,0; 53,0] were low compared to other conditions involving the mandible. A higher age was associated with increased limitations in mandibular function (rs = 0,588 (p = 0,013)). After a condylectomy for unilateral condylar hyperplasia the functional impairment of the mandible and the decrease in oral health related quality of life are low.
|Rubriek||Onderzoek en wetenschap|
|Publicatiedatum||8 juni 2018|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 125 - editie 6 - juni 2018; 319-325|