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Nasolabial and alveolar morphology following presurgical orthopaedic treatment in complete unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2003; 31(6):343-7JC

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this study was to assess the three-dimensional (3-D) facial and alveolar morphology of patients with unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate by means of a computer-aided diagnosis system.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

Maxillary orthopaedic treatment was performed using soft/hard acrylic plates (Hotz's) within 2 weeks of birth. The nasolabial and alveolar morphology of 15 patients was evaluated before orthopaedic treatment (2 weeks of age) and before cheiloplasty (3 months of age). Nasolabial form was measured using a 3-D optical scanner. Twenty-one landmarks were extracted from the data and analysed linearly and angularly. Alveolar forms were measured with a high-accuracy contact-type 3-D digitizer on plaster casts. Seven landmarks were digitized and analysed linearly and angularly.

RESULTS

Some growth was observed in the intercanthal distance, alar width, intercommissural width, and height of the lip. There was little change in the width of the cleft lip or displacement of the columella base, while the alveolar cleft narrowed.

CONCLUSION

Presurgical orthopaedics reduces cleft width and makes subsequent surgery easier.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine and Dentistry, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan. yamada@md.okayama-u.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14637062

Citation

Yamada, Tomohiro, et al. "Nasolabial and Alveolar Morphology Following Presurgical Orthopaedic Treatment in Complete Unilateral Clefts of Lip, Alveolus and Palate." Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery : Official Publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, vol. 31, no. 6, 2003, pp. 343-7.
Yamada T, Mori Y, Mishima K, et al. Nasolabial and alveolar morphology following presurgical orthopaedic treatment in complete unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2003;31(6):343-7.
Yamada, T., Mori, Y., Mishima, K., & Sugahara, T. (2003). Nasolabial and alveolar morphology following presurgical orthopaedic treatment in complete unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate. Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery : Official Publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 31(6), pp. 343-7.
Yamada T, et al. Nasolabial and Alveolar Morphology Following Presurgical Orthopaedic Treatment in Complete Unilateral Clefts of Lip, Alveolus and Palate. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2003;31(6):343-7. PubMed PMID: 14637062.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nasolabial and alveolar morphology following presurgical orthopaedic treatment in complete unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate. AU - Yamada,Tomohiro, AU - Mori,Yoshihide, AU - Mishima,Katsuaki, AU - Sugahara,Toshio, PY - 2003/11/26/pubmed PY - 2004/2/6/medline PY - 2003/11/26/entrez SP - 343 EP - 7 JF - Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery JO - J Craniomaxillofac Surg VL - 31 IS - 6 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess the three-dimensional (3-D) facial and alveolar morphology of patients with unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate by means of a computer-aided diagnosis system. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Maxillary orthopaedic treatment was performed using soft/hard acrylic plates (Hotz's) within 2 weeks of birth. The nasolabial and alveolar morphology of 15 patients was evaluated before orthopaedic treatment (2 weeks of age) and before cheiloplasty (3 months of age). Nasolabial form was measured using a 3-D optical scanner. Twenty-one landmarks were extracted from the data and analysed linearly and angularly. Alveolar forms were measured with a high-accuracy contact-type 3-D digitizer on plaster casts. Seven landmarks were digitized and analysed linearly and angularly. RESULTS: Some growth was observed in the intercanthal distance, alar width, intercommissural width, and height of the lip. There was little change in the width of the cleft lip or displacement of the columella base, while the alveolar cleft narrowed. CONCLUSION: Presurgical orthopaedics reduces cleft width and makes subsequent surgery easier. SN - 1010-5182 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14637062/Nasolabial_and_alveolar_morphology_following_presurgical_orthopaedic_treatment_in_complete_unilateral_clefts_of_lip_alveolus_and_palate_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1010518203000775 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -