publication . Article . 2017

A case report of Parry Romberg Syndrome initially presenting as periodontitis

Taylor, G.; Culshaw, S.; Armas, J.; Savarrio, L.; Goodall, C.;
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  • Published: 20 Oct 2017 Journal: Oral Surgery, volume 11, pages 131-135 (issn: 1752-2471, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Parry Romberg Syndrome (PRS) is a rare disorder of progressive hemifacial atrophy, involving soft tissues, fat and occasionally bone. It can co-exist with presentations of Morphea. We describe an unusual case of persistent periodontal and alveolar destruction associated with PRS. A 56-year-old African female initially presented with persistent periodontal destruction, which showed minimal response to conventional periodontal treatment. After non-surgical treatment, surgical debridement followed by extraction of the two right maxillary incisor teeth was required to halt the periodontal destruction. Atrophy was not limited to the periodontal tissues. Multidiscipli...
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