Bilateral cleft lip and palate patients may present a vertical excess of the premaxilla, which is a severe aesthetic and functional problem. Early surgical correction may lead to secondary growth impairment. We present a suggested protocol based on the severity of the vertical excess and on the age of the patient, which includes orthopedic, orthodontic, and surgical corrections. Patients are presented to elucidate each different approach

Vertical excess of the premaxilla in bilateral cleft lip and palate patients: a protocol for treatment / M.C. Meazzini, L. Lematti, F. Mazzoleni, D. Rabbiosi, A. Bozzetti, R. Brusati. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY. - ISSN 1049-2275. - 21:2(2010 Mar), pp. 499-502. [10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181cffb4d]

Vertical excess of the premaxilla in bilateral cleft lip and palate patients: a protocol for treatment

M.C. Meazzini
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R. Brusati
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2010

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Bilateral cleft lip and palate patients may present a vertical excess of the premaxilla, which is a severe aesthetic and functional problem. Early surgical correction may lead to secondary growth impairment. We present a suggested protocol based on the severity of the vertical excess and on the age of the patient, which includes orthopedic, orthodontic, and surgical corrections. Patients are presented to elucidate each different approach
Settore MED/29 - Chirurgia Maxillofacciale
mar-2010
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