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Little is known of the arterial anatomy of the palate. Injection studies and dissection of a total of 49 cadavers have shown the principal arterial supply of the soft palate to be the ascending pharyngeal artery, which anastomoses with the greater palatine artery at the junction of the hard and soft palates. The position and relations of the branches of the(More)
We assessed the association between cigarette smoking and basal levels of adrenal cortical hormones in 11 postmenopausal smokers and 11 postmenopausal nonsmokers and measured the acute adrenal effects of cigarettes in the smokers. After an overnight food, alcohol and tobacco fast, participants smoked or sham-smoked every hr for 8 hr and provided serum(More)
The objective assessment of the symmetry of the cleft lip nose has not been properly evaluated. A simple technique using enlarged photographs and area assessment is described. Two different techniques were assessed, the Pigott "alar leapfrog" technique and the McComb alar lift technique. The children were assessed at 10 years of age. The results show no(More)
INTRODUCTION The SymNose computer program has been proposed as an objective method for the quantitative assessment of lip symmetry following unilateral cleft lip repair. This study aims to demonstrate the use of SymNose in patients with complete bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP), a group previously excluded from computer-based analysis. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the infection and hypertrophic scar rates in unilateral cleft lip repairs, having had Steri-Strips or Dermabond tissue glue applied across the repair as the final stage. DESIGN Retrospective study over 13 years of 307 unilateral cleft lip repairs by a single surgeon. The application of either Steri-Strips(More)
UNLABELLED The commonest autosomal deletion, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a multisystem disorder varying greatly in severity and age of identification between affected individuals. Holistic care is best served by a multidisciplinary team, with an anticipatory approach. Priorities tend to change with age, from feeding difficulties, infections and(More)
A prospective study was conducted over a period of 8 years to compare the severity of the cleft lip and palate detected by ultrasound scanning of the foetus with the severity at birth. In the UK all pregnant women undergo a routine perabdominal ultrasound scan at 20 weeks' gestation. There were approximately 250000 scans performed in our catchment area(More)