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Comprehensive Treatment of a Skeletal Class III Growing Patient with Alveolar Bone Hypertrophy in the Anterior Mandible Associated with Becker's Nevus Syndrome: A Case Report

Authors
 Won-Kyeong Baik  ;  Sung-Hwan Choi 
Citation
 CHILDREN-BASEL, Vol.8(2) : 72, 2021-01 
Journal Title
 CHILDREN-BASEL 
Issue Date
2021-01
Keywords
Becker’s nevus ; Becker’s nevus syndrome ; alveolar bone hypertrophy ; intrusion
Abstract
Becker's nevus is a relatively common skin lesion with brown hyperpigmentation and hypertrichosis. It may be expressed simultaneously with other cutaneous, muscular, or skeletal defects, such as hypoplasia of the breast or scoliosis, for which the term "Becker's nevus syndrome" has been proposed. An 8-year-old boy presented with a Becker's nevus on the right cheek, chin, and upper neck with alveolar bone hypertrophy in the anterior mandible, which led to an anterior crossbite and severe canting of the mandibular anterior teeth. Through orthopedic treatment using a face mask, the anteroposterior jaw relationship was improved. In phase 2 treatment, we corrected the canting of the mandibular anterior teeth with a segmental intrusion of the mandibular anterior right teeth into the hypertrophic alveolar bone area. The facial profile was improved along with acceptable occlusion, and the treatment result was stable at 1 year after the end of the treatment, without any periodontal attachment loss, root resorption of mandibular anterior teeth, or increase in the size of the hypertrophic region. This case report describes the successful comprehensive treatment of a growing patient with skeletal Class III malocclusion and multiple characteristics of Becker's nevus syndrome.
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DOI
10.3390/children8020072
Appears in Collections:
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Orthodontics (교정과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Choi, Sung Hwan(최성환) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1150-0268
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/182046
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