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Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1990 Oct;19(5):283-6.

Regional macrodontia and regional bony enlargement associated with congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face presenting as unilateral facial hyperplasia. Brief review and case report.

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  • 1Section of Oral Medicine & Oral Surgery, School of Dental Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face (CIL-F) is a rare lesion. Presented here is a review of the literature concerning this condition, with the report of a case with clinical signs indistinguishable from those of unilateral facial hyperplasia. Previously unreported clinical and radiographic features of regional bony hypertrophy and macrodontia associated with this case of CIL-F are described and the proposition raised that previously reported cases of unilateral facial hyperplasia may have been due to CIL-F. It is suggested that the clinical findings in this case of facial asymmetry associated with CIL-F, regional macrodontia and regional bony enlargement may constitute a previously undescribed syndrome.

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