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Vol. 22 - Num. 86

Clinical Reviews

Is dentofacial orthopedics harmless?

Áurea Redondo Sendinoa, Olga Cortés Ricob, M.ª José Dorado Molesb, José Ignacio Redondo Sendinoc

aMédico de familia. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Canillejas. Madrid. España.
cFarmacéutico. Farmacia San José. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Palmas. España.

Correspondence: A Redondo. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Redondo Sendino A, Cortés Rico O, Dorado Moles MJ, Redondo Sendino JI. Is dentofacial orthopedics harmless? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2020;22:161-3.

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Subcutaneous emphysema is the condition in which air penetrate the subcutaneous space causing soft-tissue distention. It may be traumatic, iatrogenic or may occur spontaneously. Its appearance is rare after dental procedures and has not been reported associated to dentofacial orthopedics. We report the case of a patient who developed subcutaneous emphysema after a trauma from a Herbst-type mandibular advancement appliance.


Malocclusion Orthodontic appliance Subcutaneous emphysema



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