Edition V15N04 | Year 2010 | Editorial Article | Pages 77 to 83
Introduction: Condylar hyperactivity is a condition triggered by an imbalance in bone growth factors, which causes facial asymmetry. It can be classified into three different types: hemimandibular hyperplasia (HH), hemimandibular elongation (HE) and a hybrid form. It is essential that a correct diagnosis of these hyperactivities be reached since each type of anomaly requires a different approach. Treatment options include surgery and high condylectomy. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to present two cases of facial asymmetry caused by condylar hyperactivity, showing the importance of an accurate diagnosis and the means used to achieve it while seeking an appropriate treatment for each case.