Craniofacial morphology in complete unilateral cleft lip and palate patients consecutively treated with 1-stage repair of the cleft

Fudalej, Piotr; Surowiec, Zbigniew; Offert, Barbara; Dudkiewicz, Zofia; Katsaros, Christos (2010). Craniofacial morphology in complete unilateral cleft lip and palate patients consecutively treated with 1-stage repair of the cleft. Journal of craniofacial surgery, 21(5), pp. 1468-73. Hagerstown, Md.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181ecc6c7

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the craniofacial morphology of children with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate treated with a 1-stage simultaneous cleft repair performed in the first year of life. METHODS: Cephalograms and extraoral profile photographs of 61 consecutively treated patients (42 boys, 19 girls) who had been operated on at 9.2 (SD, 2.0) months by a single experienced surgeon were analyzed at 11.4 (SD, 1.5) years. The noncleft control group comprised 81 children (43 boys and 38 girls) of the same ethnicity at the age of 10.4 (SD, 0.5) years. RESULTS: In children with cleft, the maxilla and mandible were retrusive; the palatal and mandibular planes were more open, and sagittal maxillomandibular relationship was less favorable in comparison to noncleft control subjects. Soft tissues in patients with cleft reflected retrusive morphology of hard tissues--subnasal and supramental regions were less convex, profile was flatter, and nasolabial angle was more acute relative to those of the control subjects. CONCLUSIONS: Craniofacial morphology after 1-stage repair was deviated in comparison with noncleft control subjects. However, the degree of deviation was comparable with that found after treatment with alternative surgical protocols.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Katsaros, Christos

ISSN:

1049-2275

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:08

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181ecc6c7

PubMed ID:

20856038

Web of Science ID:

000282003300036

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/445 (FactScience: 199335)

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback