[Long-term effects and influence on facial structure of palatal distraction].


OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new palatoplasty with persistent elastic distraction osteogenesis. METHODS Twenty mongrel dog aged in 6 month were divided into two groups: the control (n = 10) and the experimental group (n = 10). The cleft palate model was made surgically in experimental dogs. The hard palate clefts were repaired… (More)