Short maxillary length

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A short maxillary length can result from many congenital and acquired causes. If seen in an antenatal ultrasound scan, it is often considered to have a high association with trisomy 21 1

Congenital conditions

Many conditions that can cause midfacial hypoplasia will result in a short maxillary length. These include

Acquired conditions

In acquired situations (i.e. in an adult), previous surgery (e.g. for tumour resection) and trauma are important considerations.

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rID: 15512
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Short maxilla
  • Shortened maxilla

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