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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)
BACKGROUND In this study, the authors evaluated the long-term results after using anterior segmental osteotomy and distraction osteogenesis for the correction of sagittal maxillary deficiency associated with dental crowding. METHODS Six young adolescents (four boys and two girls) underwent surgery and distraction at a mean age of 11.2 years (range, 10 to(More)
BACKGROUND Lengthening the maxillary dental arch as a treatment approach for patients with maxillary deficiency and dental crowding is seldom reported. The purpose of this study was to assess dental and skeletal changes in the maxilla in the correction of maxillary deficiency associated with a retruded maxillary arch using a surgically assisted rapid(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)
High Le Fort I osteotomy and maxillary distraction has become an accepted method for the treatment of maxillary retrusion in children and teenagers with cleft lip and palate or craniofacial anomalies. This procedure effectively corrects the dentofacial deformity in these patients. No major surgical morbidity has been reported. During the past 4 years, 94(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to review the method of using the Abbé flap for correction of secondary bilateral cleft lip deformity in selected patients with tight upper lip, short prolabium, lack of acceptable philtral column and Cupid's bow definition, central vermilion deficiency, irregular lip scars, and associated nasal deformity. A total(More)
The purpose of this study was to use three-dimensional imaging methods to measure the palatal surface of unrepaired cleft patients. The surface area of the palate was defined and measured on three-dimensional computed tomography images of dental plaster models in four different groups of cleft patients at 3 months of age. There were 30 unilateral complete(More)
UNLABELLED Maxillary growth of adult patients with unoperated cleft has long been studied, but results varied between different studies. The objectives of this study were to determine the growth potential of adult patients with unoperated clefts compared to the normal population and to differentiate the growth potential among types of clefts. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to quantitate preoperative osseous dysmorphology in a homogeneous group of 3-month-old infants with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate. METHODS High-resolution computed tomography scans of 28 infants with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate were the basis for study. Coordinate data from 43 landmarks on(More)
Reconstruction of bilateral cleft lip nose deformity is difficult and the outcome is inconsistent. This study was conducted to evaluate the gross outcome and the difference in the assessment of nasal appearance as judged by two groups of raters, cleft surgeons and laypersons. Sixty-four patients with bilateral cleft lip were selected for review. The(More)