Xerografting as a Novel Procedure in the Management of Syngnathia

Hamid Reza Foroutan, Behzad Rahsepar, Mohammad Hossin Eghbal, ,Ali Rahimi, Ali Bahador, Afshin Amini, Seid Mohammad Vahid Hosseini, Mohammad Sadegh Honarpisheh, Ali Foroutan, Shahrbanoo Shahbazi, Seid Abbas Banani


Congenital fusion of the maxilla and the mandible is a rare condition. The extent of the problem ranges from simple mucosal adhesion (synechia) to severe bony fusion (syngnathia). Here we present a patient with zygomatico-mandibular fusion who was treated at neonatal and infancy periods at three different stages without tracheostomy. Having had recurrence for two times, porcine grafting was performed as a novel procedure to increase the chance of success. Ultimately the patient had uneventful outcome for 6 months after the last operation.

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