Volume 17, Issue 2 (10-2007)                   J Holist Nurs Midwifery 2007, 17(2): 51-54 | Back to browse issues page

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seyednoori T, niknami M, shamsae H. Case report of progressive facial hemiatrophy. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2007; 17 (2) :51-54
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Case report of progressive facial hemiatrophy

By: Seid nori, T. MS in Midwifery; Niknami, M. MS in Midwifery; Shamsaei, H


Introduction: Progressive facial hemiatrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome) is a rare disease always with neurological symptoms such as migraine and epilepsy. Parry-Romberg syndrome is determined with progressive slow hemiatrophy of skin and soft tissue structures in face and frequently in left face. Disease is more common in females. The objective of this paper is to                        present a case of Parry-Romberg syndrome.

In this case a 37 year old married woman is introduced. Atrophy appeared following brown spots on the left side of her face and then she lost her jaw’s motility, chewing and speaking abilities. Disease was stopped after 4 years without specific treatment and then treatment was done with infusion of suctioned fat from abdomen.

Key words: Progressive facial hemiatrophy, Parry-Romberg syndrome

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/17 | Accepted: 2014/08/17 | Published: 2014/08/17

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