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Palate distraction

Mahasen Taha, Yasser M Elsheikh
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate early and late velopharyngeal changes in cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients after use of the Rigid External Distractor (RED) device and to correlate these changes to the amount of maxillary advancement. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Thirty Class III CLP patients were included in the study. Maxillary advancement was performed using the RED device in combination with titanium miniplates and screws for anchorage. Lateral cephalograms, nasometer, and nasopharyngoscope records were taken before distraction, immediately after distraction, and 1 year after distraction...
November 2016: Angle Orthodontist
Paola Papoff, Marco Castori, Lucia Manganaro, Fabio Midulla, Corrado Moretti, Piero Cascone
Although micrognathia and cleft palate have been reported in patients with Lymphedema-distichiasis syndrome (LDS), the classic Robin sequence with glossoptosis and airway obstruction has not been previously described in patients with genetically confirmed LDS. Here we report on two female siblings with LDS confirmed by a FOXC2 mutation who presented at birth with severe airway obstruction related to Robin sequence. Respiratory obstruction was successfully managed by early distraction osteogenesis. Our report highlights the unusual occurrence of Robin sequence in LDS patients and advises distraction osteogenesis to resolve breathing problems in LDS patients who present with Robin related severe airway obstruction...
September 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Hideyuki Suenaga, Asako Taniguchi, Kazumichi Yonenaga, Kazuto Hoshi, Tsuyoshi Takato
INTRODUCTION: Computer-assisted preoperative simulation surgery is employed to plan and interact with the 3D images during the orthognathic procedure. It is useful for positioning and fixation of maxilla by a plate. We report a case of maxillary retrusion by a bilateral cleft lip and palate, in which a 2-stage orthognathic procedure (maxillary advancement by distraction technique and mandibular setback surgery) was performed following a computer-assisted preoperative simulation planning to achieve the positioning and fixation of the plate...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Elizabeth G Zellner, Julie M Mhlaba, Russell R Reid, Derek Steinbacher
PURPOSE: The goal of mandibular distraction in the Pierre-Robin sequence is to maximally expand the oropharyngeal airway. It has been hypothesized that a steep oblique distraction vector might allow greater airway enlargement compared with horizontal distraction. This study compared vector orientation in relation to airway volume and overall clinical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Micrognathic infants who underwent mandibular distraction with sufficient computed tomographic data were retrospectively reviewed...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dimitrios Kloukos, Piotr Fudalej, Patrick Sequeira-Byron, Christos Katsaros
BACKGROUND: Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth defects and can cause difficulties with feeding, speech and hearing, as well as psychosocial problems. Treatment of orofacial clefts is prolonged; it typically commences after birth and lasts until the child reaches adulthood or even into adulthood. Residual deformities, functional disturbances, or both, are frequently seen in adults with a repaired cleft. Conventional orthognathic surgery, such as Le Fort I osteotomy, is often performed for the correction of maxillary hypoplasia...
September 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sunil Richardson, Dhivakar Selvaraj, Rakshit V Khandeparker, Nikkie S Seelan, Shweta Richardson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of anterior maxillary distraction for its efficacy and long-term stability in the management of cleft maxillary hypoplasia in a large series of patients with a long-term follow-up extending to 4 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred sixty-four patients at least 10 years old with cleft maxillary hypoplasia who presented to the authors' unit from January 2009 through October 2014 were evaluated retrospectively, irrespective of gender, type of cleft lip and palate, and amount of advancement needed...
December 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
J N Bangiyev, H Traboulsi, I Abdulhamid, A Rozzelle, P J Thottam
INTRODUCTION: Pierre-Robin Sequence (PRS), a triad of micro/retrognathia, glossoptosis, and upper airway obstruction, usually in conjunction with a cleft palate is frequently associated with significant morbidity. Mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) is an effective treatment modality to address retroglossal upper airway obstruction by increasing the anterior-posterior diameter of the infant airway. Although MDO has been shown to improve the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in children with PRS, the consequences of MDO on other aspects of infant sleep, including hypercapnea, hypoxia, the REM to Non-REM ratio, as well as its effect on central and mixed apneas has not been investigated with an adequate sample size...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Arman T Serebrakian, Michael S Golinko, Michael Alperovich, Christopher M Runyan, David A Staffenberg
Craniofacial microsomia remains the second most common craniofacial deformity after cleft lip and palate. Mandibular pathology has been classically scored from type I to type III by the modified Pruzansky-Kaban classification. The authors report a case of a 5-year-old patient with Goldenhar syndrome and bilateral type III craniofacial macrosomia. The patient had absence of bilateral glenoid fossas, condyles, coronoids, and rami as well as hypoplasia of the symphysis, parasymphysis, and mandibular body. Reconstruction was performed using 2 costochondral rib autografts to reconstruct a ramus and assist in the development of a neo-glenoid fossa at the cranial base...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Nanda Kishore Sahoo, Ajay P Desai, Indranil Deb Roy, Vishal Kulkarni
Breach in the palatal vault leading to an abnormal communication between oral and nasal cavity is known as oro-nasal communication. It is an uncommon presentation in day-to-day clinical practice except in some patients of cleft lip and palate.Etiology may be congenital or acquired. Alveolar and palatal cleft defects are the most common etiological factor. The acquired causes may be trauma, periapical pathology, infections, neoplasms, postsurgical complications, and radio and chemo necrosis.Clinical features like nasal regurgitation of food, defective speech, fetid odor, bad taste, and upper respiratory tract and ear infection are associated with oro-nasal communication...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Stephen Michael Vaughan, Chung How Kau, Peter Daniel Waite
OBJECTIVES: To set forth a universal standard methodology for quantifying volumetric and linear changes in the craniofacial complex, utilizing three-dimensional data captured from a cleft-lip palate patient who underwent rigid external device (RED) distraction. METHODS: Cone beam computed tomography images of a 14-year-old patient were captured using a Kodak 9500 (Atlanta, GA) Cone Beam system device and a stereophotogrammetric system (3dMDface(TM) Atlanta, GA)...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
P Guerreschi, A Wolber, Y Bennis, M Vinchon, V Martinot-Duquennoy
Distraction osteogenesis, initially developed by Ilizarov for limb, is the tissular extension caused by the progressive space of the osseous pieces following an osteotomy. Distraction is osteogenesic and histogenic. Twenty-five years ago, at the instigation of McCarthy, this technique was used to handle the craniofacial malformations in the various floors of the face : mandibular, mediofacial and cranial. The most wide-spread protocols respect a latency period from 0 to 7 days, a rhythm of distraction from 1 to 2mm a day in 2 at 4 times and a period of consolidation from 4 to 8 weeks...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Felix Kunz, Christian Linz, Gregor Baunach, Hartmut Böhm, Philipp Meyer-Marcotty
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this work was to compare the patterns of expansion resulting from a tooth-borne hyrax appliance and a bone-borne transpalatal distractor in patients treated by surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME). METHODS: A total of 28 patients with transverse maxillary hypoplasia were treated by SARME, using a hyrax appliance in 12 and a transpalatal distractor in 16 cases. Before and after palatal expansion, an impression of each maxilla was taken...
September 2016: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
Giovanni Gerbino, Fernando Carmine Gervasio, John Blythe, Francesca Antonella Bianchi
A 26-year-old man presented with a 6-year history of severe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome followed a bimaxillary osteotomy procedure for a class III skeletal pattern. The patient was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate and underwent primary lip and palate repair and later a pharyngeal flap for severe velopharyngeal insufficiency. Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome with conventional osteotomy, in cleft lip and palate patients, is a difficult problem. Distraction osteogenesis may provide a safer alternative...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Marcus V M Collares, Daniele W Duarte, Davi S Sobral, Ciro P Portinho, Gustavo J Faller, Mariana M Fraga
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis (MDO) on cleft dimensions and on early palatoplasty outcomes in patients with Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS). In a prospective cohort study that enrolled 24 nonsyndromic patients with PRS, 12 submitted to the MDO group and 12 patients not treated (non-MDO group), the authors compared patients for cleft palate dimensions through 7 morphometric measurements at the moment of palatoplasty and for early palatoplasty outcomes...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Young-Wook Park, Kwang-Jun Kwon, Min-Keun Kim
BACKGROUND: Most of cleft lip and palate patients have the esthetic and functional problems of midfacial deficiencies due to innate developmental tendency and scar tissues from repeated operations. In these cases, maxillary protraction is required for the harmonious facial esthetics and functional occlusion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 7-year old boy had been diagnosed as severe maxillary constriction due to unilateral complete cleft lip and palate. The author tried to correct the secondary deformity by early distraction osteogenesis with the aim of avoiding marked psychological impact from peers of elementary school...
December 2016: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Paolo Scolozzi, Georges Herzog
We are reporting the treatment of severe maxillary hypoplasia in two patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate by using a specific approach combining the Le Fort I distraction osteogenesis technique coupled with computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing customized surgical guides and internal distractors based on virtual computational planning. This technology allows for the transfer of the virtual planned reconstruction to the operating room by using custom patient-specific implants, surgical splints, surgical cutting guides, and surgical guides to plate or distractor adaptation...
May 25, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Yilue Zheng, Ningbei Yin, Zhenmin Zhao, Xiaomei Sun, Chanyuan Jiang, Haizhou Tong, Hengyuan Ma, Tao Song
OBJECTIVE: To classify the patients with cleft lip and palate who need orthognathic surgery and to propose the corresponding operations. METHODS: From January 2005 to May 2015, 121 patients with cleft lip and palate diagnosed as maxillary retrusion were treated by orthognathic surgery. Inclusion criteriar: (1) male aged over 16, female aged over 14; (2) diagnosed as non-syndromic cleft lip and palate without systemic disease and other genetic diseases; (3) without previous orthodontic and orthognathic treatment; (4) having no other craniofacial malformation...
January 2016: Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke za Zhi, Zhonghua Zhengxing Waike Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Rebecca M Garza, Jennifer C Alyono, David W Dorfman, Derrick C Wan
Kniest dysplasia is an extremely rare form of type II collagenopathy associated with cleft palate, micrognathia, shortened trunk, arms and legs, and club foot. The authors present a case of an infant with this disorder who also had micrognathia and respiratory distress for which mandibular distraction was performed. Although abnormal collagen and impaired endochondral ossification is noted with Kniest dysplasia, adequate bone formation was observed across the distraction gap. Nonetheless, despite stable mandibular advancement, failure to consider concomitant restrictive lung disease resulted in tracheostomy dependence...
May 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Asuka Kageyama-Iwata, Seiji Haraguchi, Seiji Iida, Tomonao Aikawa, Takashi Yamashiro
This report describes a case of successful orthodontic treatment using maxillary anterior segmental distraction osteogenesis with an internal maxillary distractor and bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy in a girl with cleft lip and palate. A 16-year-old girl with unilateral cleft lip and palate exhibited midface retrusion because of growth inhibition of the maxillary complex and mandibular excess. After the presurgical orthodontic treatment, 6.0-mm advancement of the maxillary anterior segment and 4.0-mm set back of the mandible were performed...
April 26, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Andrew R Scott
Mandibular hypoplasia may present in isolation or in the context of glossoptosis and a U-shaped, incomplete cleft palate. This latter triad is referred to as Pierre Robin sequence. Deleterious effects of micrognathia that may present during infancy are due primarily to glossoptosis or posterior displacement of the tongue. This tongue base prolapse may cause varying degrees of upper airway obstruction. A surgical option for management of tongue base airway obstruction secondary to mandibular hypoplasia is neonatal mandibular distraction osteogenesis...
April 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
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