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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to use three-dimensional (3D) analysis to characterize the primary facial deformities in children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and then serially analyze the relationships between facial deformities and maxillofacial growth from infancy to adolescence. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one Japanese subjects with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the relationship between the severity of maxillary defects and maxillofacial growth from infancy to adolescence in children with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). SUBJECTS Thirty-one Japanese children with UCLP who had received cheiloplasty, palatoplasty, and orthodontic(More)
A 29-year-old woman presented with jaundice and fever in May 2001. Cholangiography showed multiple strictures and beading of the biliary tree, with a large stricture in the common bile duct and marked dilatation of the hilar bile ducts. Typical cholangiography findings and elevated hepatobiliary enzymes suggested primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). At the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the dental arch relationships of Japanese children with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and to examine the 5-year-olds' index for its validity. DESIGN Retrospective study and comparison with previous reports. SUBJECTS One hundred thirty-six children with complete UCLP who received primary cheiloplasty and(More)
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