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Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetric Method to Identify and Measure the Palatal Surface Area in Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess a three-dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetric method for area delimitation and evaluation of the dental arches of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). Obtained data were also used to assess the 3D changes occurring in the maxillary arch with the use of orthopedic therapy prior to rhinocheiloplasty and before the first year of life.

DESIGN

Within the collaboration between the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and the University CES of Medellin (Colombia), 96 palatal cast models obtained from neonatal patients with UCLP were analyzed using a 3D stereophotogrammetric imaging system.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

The area of the minor and greater cleft segments on the digital dental cast surface were delineated by the visualization tool of the stereophotogrammetric software and then examined. "Trueness" of the measurements, as well as systematic and random errors between operators' tracings ("precision") were calculated.

RESULTS

The method gave area measurements close to true values (errors lower than 2%), without systematic measurement errors for tracings by both interoperators and intraoperators (P > .05). Statistically significant differences (P < .05) were noted for alveolar segment and time.

CONCLUSIONS

Maxillary segments have the potential for growth during presurgical orthopedic treatment in the early neonatal period. The cleft segment delimitation on digital dental casts and area measurements by the 3D stereophotogrammetric system revealed an accurate (true and precise) method for evaluating the stone casts of newborn patients with UCLP.

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    MeSH

    Cleft Lip
    Cleft Palate
    Dental Arch
    Dental Models
    Female
    Humans
    Imaging, Three-Dimensional
    Infant
    Infant, Newborn
    Male
    Photogrammetry

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    25794014

    Citation

    De Menezes, Marcio, et al. "Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetric Method to Identify and Measure the Palatal Surface Area in Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate." The Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal : Official Publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, vol. 53, no. 1, 2016, pp. 16-21.
    De Menezes M, Cerón-Zapata AM, López-Palacio AM, et al. Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetric Method to Identify and Measure the Palatal Surface Area in Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2016;53(1):16-21.
    De Menezes, M., Cerón-Zapata, A. M., López-Palacio, A. M., Mapelli, A., Pisoni, L., & Sforza, C. (2016). Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetric Method to Identify and Measure the Palatal Surface Area in Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. The Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal : Official Publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, 53(1), pp. 16-21. doi:10.1597/14-076.
    De Menezes M, et al. Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetric Method to Identify and Measure the Palatal Surface Area in Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2016;53(1):16-21. PubMed PMID: 25794014.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetric Method to Identify and Measure the Palatal Surface Area in Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. AU - De Menezes,Marcio, AU - Cerón-Zapata,Ana Maria, AU - López-Palacio,Ana Maria, AU - Mapelli,Andrea, AU - Pisoni,Luca, AU - Sforza,Chiarella, Y1 - 2015/03/20/ PY - 2015/3/21/entrez PY - 2015/3/21/pubmed PY - 2018/1/25/medline KW - 3D KW - area KW - cleft lip KW - cleft palate KW - presurgical orthopedics SP - 16 EP - 21 JF - The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association JO - Cleft Palate Craniofac. J. VL - 53 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess a three-dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetric method for area delimitation and evaluation of the dental arches of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). Obtained data were also used to assess the 3D changes occurring in the maxillary arch with the use of orthopedic therapy prior to rhinocheiloplasty and before the first year of life. DESIGN: Within the collaboration between the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and the University CES of Medellin (Colombia), 96 palatal cast models obtained from neonatal patients with UCLP were analyzed using a 3D stereophotogrammetric imaging system. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The area of the minor and greater cleft segments on the digital dental cast surface were delineated by the visualization tool of the stereophotogrammetric software and then examined. "Trueness" of the measurements, as well as systematic and random errors between operators' tracings ("precision") were calculated. RESULTS: The method gave area measurements close to true values (errors lower than 2%), without systematic measurement errors for tracings by both interoperators and intraoperators (P > .05). Statistically significant differences (P < .05) were noted for alveolar segment and time. CONCLUSIONS: Maxillary segments have the potential for growth during presurgical orthopedic treatment in the early neonatal period. The cleft segment delimitation on digital dental casts and area measurements by the 3D stereophotogrammetric system revealed an accurate (true and precise) method for evaluating the stone casts of newborn patients with UCLP. SN - 1545-1569 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25794014/Evaluation_of_a_Three-Dimensional_Stereophotogrammetric_Method_to_Identify_and_Measure_the_Palatal_Surface_Area_in_Children_With_Unilateral_Cleft_Lip_and_Palate L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1597/14-076?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&amp;rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&amp;rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -