Yoshiyuki Baba

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OBJECTIVE Maxillary distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a mainstream surgical technique for patients who have severe maxillary hypoplasia associated with craniofacial syndromes and cleft-related deformities. However, limited information about the biomechanical aspects of maxillary DO is available limiting broad utilization and improvements to the procedure.(More)
Objective : Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a congenital anomaly characterized by unilateral underdevelopment of the mandible and ear. This study was conducted to characterize maxillofacial morphology and dental development in Japanese patients with HFM. Design : This is a retrospective hospital-based study. Patients : The subject population comprised 12(More)
Objective : To evaluate the long-term maxillomandibular changes after maxillary distraction osteogenesis in growing children having cleft lip with or without cleft palate. Patients : Eight Japanese patients with cleft lip with or without cleft palate aged 9.3 to 13.1 years. Measures : The maxillary and mandibular positions before (T0), immediately after(More)
The collapsed maxillary alveolar arch in bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) patients was quantitatively evaluated by three dimensional analysis. Materials were consisted of alveolar models taken from 15 Japanese boys (11 years old) with BCLP. The findings obtained were as follows: 1. Examination of the alveolar displacement in individual BCLP patients(More)
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