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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
ALENCAR, Júlio César Garcia de; ANDRADE, Sarah Hanna de Carvalho; PESSOA, Salustiano Gomes de Pinho and DIAS, Iana Silva. Autologous fat transplantation for the treatment of progressive hemifacial atrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome: case report and review of medical literatute). An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp.85-88. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700022.
Parry-Romberg syndrome, also known as progressive hemifacial atrophy, is a rare disorder characterized by slow and progressive hemifacial atrophy. The treatment offered for the syndrome generally aims at improving aesthetics. Fat grafts, silicone injections or acrylic prosthesis are alternatives suggested for correction of facial atrophy. Currently, the recommended technique for correction of facial atrophy is cosmetic dermatologic surgery with autologous fat grafting. This study reports a case of Parry-Romberg syndrome and demonstrates that dermatologic surgery can relieve serious damage to the patient's anatomy, starting from the discussion of the therapeutic aspects of the syndrome with emphasis on autologous fat grafting
Keywords : Facial hemiatrophy; Lipodystrophy; Transplants; Homologous transplantation.