What is Micrognathism?

Micrognathism, also called micrognathia, snoffiness, strawberry chin, hypognathia or hypogthathism, is a condition where the jaw is undersized. It is also sometimes called "Mandibular hypoplasia". It is common in infants, but is usually self-corrected during growth, due to the jaws' increasing in size. It may be a cause of abnormal tooth alignment and in severe cases can hamper feeding (Hong). It can also, both in adults and children, make intubation difficult, either during anesthesia or in emergency situations.

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Hello, it seems I have an abnormally small jaw, I cant define what it is, it might be a very severe underbite, micrognathism, hormones, a growth...

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Genioplasty, mandibular advancement, braces, investigations.

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Hello Dr, my name is Kristen And I m 19 years old, I was born with Pierre robin syndrome , a cleft pallet, sleep apnea , had ear problems my whole...

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Cleft palate,micrognathia and glossoptosis are the symptoms associated with pierre robin syndrome.

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i did a ultra sound at 20 wks an they send me to a specialist because they saw a white spot in the baby's heart, si i went today an they didnt...

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Having a lower jaw chin that is small is called micrognathia.
Sometimes it is part of a...

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