Unilateral condylar hyperplasia: A literature review and case report

Cristina M. Sanchez

Sanchez, Cristina M.
Faculty / Advisor: Ford, Brian P., Boucher, Normand
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology


Unilateral condylar hyperplasia (UCH) is an idiopathic condition of the mandible characterized by excessive growth of one of the condyles leading to facial asymmetry, mandibular deviation, and malocclusion. While there is currently no consensus on standard of care for treatment of this disorder, successful outcomes have been reported using a combined orthodontic and surgical approach (1). This approach first involves condylectomy to remove the growth center, followed by orthodontics and orthognathic surgery to harmonize the occlusion.






This literature review and case report describes a case in which combined orthodontic and surgical treatments were successfully utilized to treat unilateral condylar hyperplasia.