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NCBI ROFL: Morphing into Michael Jackson.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflOct 22, 2010 4:00 AM

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It's case study flashback week on NCBI ROFL! All this week we'll be featuring some of our favorite medical case studies from the archives. Enjoy!Mandibular angle augmentation with the use of distraction and homologous lyophilized cartilage in a case of morphing to Michael Jackson surgery. "Correction of an ill-defined mandibular angle is not an easy task, whether it is requested by the "congenital, orthognathic or cosmetic" patient. Deliberate over-correction has not been reported to our knowledge. This article presents a combination of distraction osteogenesis and lyophilized cartilage used to three-dimensionally over-augment the mandibular angle of a long-face prognathic patient who had the wish to be morphed to Michael Jackson or at least as far as current technique and his endogenic features allowed."

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