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Double the Smile: Understanding Bilateral Macrostomia

Bilateral macrostomia is a rare congenital anomaly that involves an abnormally large mouth on both sides of the face.

The primary symptom of bilateral macrostomia is an abnormally large opening of the mouth on both sides of the face, which can cause difficulty with oral activity.

Bilateral macrostomia is thought to be caused by the abnormal development of facial structures during embryonic development.

Diagnosis of bilateral macrostomia is usually made through a physical examination and medical imaging, such as X-rays and CT scans.

Treatment for bilateral macrostomia typically involves a surgical intervention to correct the abnormality. The specific surgical procedure will depend on the severity and location.

When considering treatment for bilateral macrostomia, it is important to work with a skilled and experienced team of medical professionals. This may include a surgeon, dentist, and speech therapist.

The long-term outlook for individuals with bilateral macrostomia can vary depending on the severity of the condition and the success of the surgical intervention.