Objective: Nasal stigma in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) are a short columella and a flattened nasal tip. Design: The aim of this study was to evaluate the aesthetics of adolescents with BCLP, operated with a modified Cutting primary columella lengthening technique, associated to a modified Grayson orthopedic nasoalveolar molding (NAM). Setting and Patients: 72 BCLP patients were operated with this approach. Standardized photographic records were taken every 2 years. A group of 23 patients between 12 and 13 years of age was compared through normalized photogrammetry to a matched control of 23 noncleft adolescents. Results: Nasal protrusion and length of the columella were very close to normal. On the other hand, nasolabial angle and interalar width were still excessively wide compared to the noncleft sample. Conclusions: NAM and primary columella lengthening in BCLP has allowed to avoid traditional secondary columella lengthening at 5 to 6 years of age and given the patients a more pleasing, near-normal nasolabial appearance until adolescence. Some of the patients will require correction of the nasal width at a later stage.
Photometric Evaluation in Adolescence of Patients With Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Treated With Nasoalveolar Molding and Primary Columella Lengthening / M.C. Meazzini, C.G. Chiavenna, L. Autelitano, G. Garattini, R. Brusati. - In: CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL. - ISSN 1055-6656. - 55:4(2018 Apr), pp. 568-573.
|Titolo:||Photometric Evaluation in Adolescence of Patients With Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Treated With Nasoalveolar Molding and Primary Columella Lengthening|
GARATTINI, GIOVANNA DANIELA (Penultimo)
BRUSATI, ROBERTO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||bilateral cleft lip and palate; columella lengthening; nasoalveolar molding (NAM); orthopedic nasal molding; photogrammetry|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
Settore MED/29 - Chirurgia Maxillofacciale
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1055665617732785|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|