Use of cone beam computed tomography to volumetrically assess alveolar cleft defects--preliminary results.

@article{Quereshy2012UseOC,
  title={Use of cone beam computed tomography to volumetrically assess alveolar cleft defects--preliminary results.},
  author={Fasial A Quereshy and Geoffrey Barnum and Catherine A. Demko and Michael S. Horan and J. M. Palomo and Dale A Baur and Jeremy Jannuzzi},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={188-91}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the utility of cone beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging in assessing the volume of alveolar cleft defects in patients undergoing secondary cleft repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients with unilateral clefts were analyzed in a retrospective study. Preoperative CBCT imaging of patients preparing to undergo secondary repair of alveolar clefts was reviewed. Using anatomic landmarks, 3 measurements were collected from CBCT images for… CONTINUE READING