Definitions for "Hemifacial microsomia"
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condition of facial difference characterized by an underdevelopment of facial bones and soft tissue on one side of the face. Common features include: underdevelopment of the cheekbone and lower jaw, chewing muscles, temple, outer and middle ear, facial nerve and facial muscles, hearing loss, dental problems, notch at the corner of the mouth (macrostomia). Also known as oculo-auricular-vertebral syndrome and craniofacial microsomia.
is a condition in which part of the face is underdeveloped. The syndrome varies in severity, but always includes poor development of the ear and the mandible (lower jaw). It is the second-most common birth defect, after clefts.