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Plagiocephaly is a descriptive term that connotes an asymmetrically oblique or twisted head. Such cranial dysmorphology has a number of etiologies, the most common of which are unicoronal synostosis, unilambdoid synostosis, and plagiocephaly without synostosis. Use of the term plagiocephaly in the literature is often ambiguous in that at times it is used(More)
Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face comprises a subgroup of lipomatous tumors. While rare, it remains a definite clinical entity. Its etiology is unknown. The tumor is congenital in origin and occurs in infancy or early childhood. It is poorly enveloped and characterized by diffuse infiltration of mature adipose tissue over normal muscle fibers,(More)
OBJECT Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a common osseous tumor that may affect the craniofacial skeleton. Cyst degeneration may occur within an existing FD lesion, manifesting as acute clinical deterioration. Because existing reports of this entity are limited, the object of this study was to describe the presentation and management of cyst degeneration in a(More)
Patients with unicoronal synostosis (UCS) or plagiocephaly without synostosis (PWS) have distinctive skull dysmorphologies. Associated mandibular dymorphologies have been suspected but not quantified. This study was performed to test the hypothesis that discrete mandibular dysmorphology exists in both UCS and PWS. All patients at a tertiary referral center(More)
Computer-assisted planning and simulation of craniofacial surgery has progressed from development, through validation, and into clinical use. CT scans are transferred from the radiology department to a graphics workstation in the surgeon's office or laboratory, where data postprocessing and visualization for anatomic evaluation and surgical simulation are(More)
BACKGROUND Dental anomalies associated with different severities of cleft lip and palate have been rarely reported. This retrospective study investigates the characteristics of dental anomalies associated with different types of cleft, and compares the dental anomaly traits based on sex and severity of cleft. METHODS Cleft patients born in 1995 with(More)
Mandibular angle resection is an accepted procedure for the correction of square face appearance due to mandibular angle prominence. Long-term follow-up of the changes in volume that occurs in the muscles of mastication and osseous structures has been inadequate in the literature. In this study, 3-dimensional computed tomography data were used to extract(More)
BACKGROUND Orthognathic surgery has been increasingly performed in the authors' country. To ascertain the increased satisfaction that comes with surgery, it is necessary to evaluate the patient's motivation for surgery. METHODS Seventy-four female patients were evaluated before surgery. The control group consisted of 124 female patients. All participants(More)
The purpose of this study was to analyze the geometry of the primary cleft lip nasal deformity using three-dimensional computerized tomography in a group of 3-month-old infants with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate before surgical intervention. Coordinates and axes were reconfigured after the three-dimensional image was oriented into neutral(More)
BACKGROUND Staged auricular reconstruction remains mainstream among the various techniques of microtia reconstruction using autogenous costal cartilage. The initial stage involves fabrication and implantation of the cartilage framework, followed by projection of the reconstructed auricle in the second stage. During the projection stage, the line of incision(More)