What is the Treatment for Parry Romberg

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 04, 2011

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  • Parry-Romberg syndrome is characterized by atrophy of the skin.
  • There is no cure and treatments that can stop its progression.
  • Reconstructive or microvascular surgery can help some.
  • They are done to repair wasted tissue.

Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by slowly progressive deterioration (atrophy) of the skin and soft tissues of half of the face (hemifacial atrophy), usually the left side. It is more common in females than in males.

There is no cure and there are no treatments that can stop the progression of Parry-Romberg syndrome. The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Parry Romberg Syndrome includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Symptomatic and supportive
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Muscle grafts
  • Bone grafts

Reconstructive or microvascular surgery, fat cell injection, silicone implantation, muscle grafts, bone grafts

Reconstructive or microvascular surgery may be needed to repair wasted tissue. The timing of surgical intervention is generally agreed to be the best following exhaustion of the disease course and completion of facial growth. Most surgeons will recommend a waiting period of one or two years before proceeding with reconstruction. Muscle or bone grafts may also be helpful. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

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