Orthodontic treatment in conjunction with twin-bock treatment and growth hormone therapy in silver Russell syndrome

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  • Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a very rare genetic disorder characterized by intrauterine growth retardation, short stature, and typical craniofacial abnormalities including micrognathia. While growth hormone (GH) therapy in children with SRS significantly improves somatic growth, functional orthopedic treatment can also be effective in adolescents with mandibular deficiency. We report the effects of Phase 1 functional orthopedic treatment of a twin-block appliance in conjunction with GH administration in a 9-year-old boy with GH deficiency and SRS, and the result of the subsequent Phase 2 orthodontic treatment.
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  • Ko SJ; Seo JY; Kwon YD; Cheon K; Park JH
  • Start Page

  • 392
  • End Page

  • 397
  • Volume

  • 41
  • Issue

  • 5