Nigel S Mercer

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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)
Objective : To demonstrate an objective method of measuring lip symmetry after cleft lip repair by comparing patients with unilateral cleft lip (UCL) to non-cleft lip controls using the SymNose computer program. Design : Retrospective cohort study comparing several parameters of lip symmetry between UCL cases and controls. Participants were represented by(More)
Accurate placement of intranasal incisions to achieve external alar symmetry is difficult. A detailed anatomical knowledge of intranasal anatomy is required to allow an appropriate incision to be made within the nasal vestibule. By marking the level of the intracartilaginous incision on the external surface using a pair of alice forceps, the marking is(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)
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