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The aim of this investigation was to determine the birth prevalence of cleft lip and palate in a tertiary health care centre of Dharan, Eastern Nepal and to ascertain whether the birth prevalence in this region differs significantly from birth prevalence reported in similar populations and other racial groups. A retrospective study was conducted from June(More)
A temporomadibular joint (TMJ) dislocation is a condition in which the mandibular condyle is displaced from its articulations and requires manipulation by another individual to return to its normal position. TMJ dislocation is subdivided into acute, chronic recurrent or chronic persistent dislocations. Conservative (closed) or surgical (open) manipulation(More)
OBJECTIVE To document the prevalence, age and gender distribution of oral lesions in HIV infected adults and the influence of highly active antiretroviral therapy and correlate them to the immune status of the patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Oral lesions were diagnosed by a detailed physical examination by trained and calibrated examiners according to the(More)
Treatment of bilateral parasymphysis fracture often requires special attention due to airway considerations and difficulty in achieving precise anatomic reduction. The central fracture fragment is often displaced posteriorly and inferiorly due to muscle pull, and this adds to difficulty in reduction and stabilization of the central fracture fragment during(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of alternative techniques of intubation in patients sustaining maxillofacial injuries, where nasotracheal intubation (NTI) is best avoided. MATERIAL AND METHODS Alternative techniques to standard naso-tracheal intubation like submental intubation, orotracheal intubation-retrotuberosity/retromolar and missing(More)
Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint represents 3 % of all reported dislocated joints. In the last 3 decades many cases of TMJ dislocation have been reported with a wide variety of treatment options ranging from non-surgical conservative approaches to open joint procedures. The question remains whether one method is superior to the others.(More)
Airway management of panfacial fractures is complicated. Treatment of fractures of such bones presents a certain difficulty as in not only do the fracture fragments have to be aligned but the teeth have to be kept in proper occlusion as well. To achieve a proper pre-traumatic occlusion, the occlusion has to be maintained and checked at all times during the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of immediate postoperative submucosal dexamethasone administration on postoperative pain, edema, trismus, and mandibular functions after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for mandibular fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind study of 40 patients who(More)
Human skull is made up of many bone joints connected by sutures. The sutures fuse in later life after the complete growth of the brain. If any of these sutures closes early, it may interfere with the normal growth of the brain. The developing brain may exert pressure on the skull and may grow in the direction of the other open sutures. Premature sutural(More)
Cleft lip and palate are the most common congenital craniofacial anomaly in humans. The presence of oral synechia along with cleft palate is a rare syndrome. We encountered one case that had a cleft palate accompanied by congenital oral synechia due to a membranous adhesion between the floor of the mouth and the free margin of the cleft palate.