Maurice Y. Mommaerts

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Conventional devices used for surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion are tooth-borne. Dental fixation entails a number of possible drawbacks such as loss of anchorage, skeletal relapse during and after the expansion period, cortical fenestration and buccal root resorption. A bone-borne titanium device with interchangeable expansion modules, used with a(More)
PURPOSE Frequency and severity of complications have a profound impact on referral patterns for facial orthopedic surgery. Therefore, a retrospective study was undertaken to determine the incidence of such problems in a large series of patients, with the intent to use these data to make possible changes in the perioperative protocol used in our clinic. (More)
PURPOSE This study analyzed the immediate postexpansion positional changes of the maxillary halves resulting from the use of the transpalatal distractor (Surgi-Tec NV, Bruges, Belgium). PATIENTS AND METHODS Corticotomies were performed in the same way as surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion, all from a buccal sulcus approach. Titanium abutment(More)
This study presents a series of 10 patients with anterior skull base tumours, treated by a team of neurosurgeons and head- and neck surgeons. The series included 7 malignant tumours of the nose and paranasal sinuses and 1 retinoblastoma, all with intracranial extension through the lamina cribrosa. There were also 2 patients with an anterior base meningioma,(More)
Clinical photography is an essential facility to support the work of cranio-maxillo-facial surgical departments. This paper highlights the requirements to ensure the highest quality and consistency of photographs taken and provides a standardized set of both facial and intra-oral views that fit the needs of accurate digital photo-documentation in(More)
BACKGROUND In part I, we presented an anthropometric measurement instrument that uses standardized facial pictures in the submental-vertical view, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, and Scion Software for Windows to determine both form and symmetry of the cleft nose. This instrument was found to be both reliable and universally suitable for comparing results of cleft(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS It was the aim of this study to carry out a comparative evaluation in vitro on standardized color charts and in vivo on healthy subjects using the Visi-Chroma VC-100, a new imaging tristimulus colorimeter and the Minolta Chromameter CR-200 as a reference instrument. The Visi-Chroma combines tristimulus color analysis with full color(More)
The transpalatal distractor (TPD) allows for maxillary expansion according to the concepts of distraction osteogenesis. Unlike tooth-borne, surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion devices, the bone-borne TPD is designed to avoid periodontal ligament compression, buccal root resorption, fenestration, tooth tipping, and orthodontic relapse during and(More)
This prospective study investigates the long-term appearance of the scar following closure of lower blepharoplasty incisions with the fibrin adhesive Tissucol compared with the usual subciliary suturing. Eighteen eyelids closed with fibrin adhesive were compared with 12 eyelids where a 5-0 running suture was used for closure and to 10 eyelids that did not(More)