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Debra W Yen, Dennis C Nguyen, Gary B Skolnick, Sybill D Naidoo, Kamlesh B Patel, Lynn Marty Grames, Albert S Woo
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the levator musculature during cleft palate repair has been suggested to be important in long-term speech outcomes. In this study, we compare the need for postoperative speech therapy between 2 intravelar veloplasty techniques. METHODS: Chart review was performed for patients with nonsyndromic cleft palate who underwent either primary Kriens or overlapping intravelar veloplasty before 18 months of age. All subjects completed a follow-up visit at approximately 3 years of age...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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
Anna Elander, Christina Persson, Jan Lilja, Hans Mark
A staged protocol for isolated cleft palate (CPO), comprising the early repair of the soft palate at 6 months and delayed repair of the eventual cleft in the hard palate until 4 years, designed to improve maxillary growth, was introduced. CPO is frequently associated with additional congenital conditions. The study evaluates this surgical protocol for clefts in the soft palate (CPS) and for clefts in the hard and soft palate (CPH), with or without additional malformation, regarding primary and secondary surgical interventions needed for cleft closure and for correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency until 10 years of age...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand 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
Ahmad S Burhan, Fehmieh R Nawaya
BACKGROUND: Cleft lip and palate (CLP) anomaly is one of the most prevalent congenital defects causing disturbances of dental arch dimensions. This study aimed at investigating differences in these dimensions between preschool children with cleft lip/palate and a matched control group representing healthy individuals with normal occlusion (NO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample of this cross-sectional analytical study consisted of 108 plaster models of children aged from 4 to 5...
September 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
Anna Maria Pinto, Valentina Imperatore, Laura Bianciardi, Margherita Baldassarri, Paolo Galluzzi, Simone Furini, Giovanni Centini, Alessandra Renieri, Francesca Mari
Orofacial clefts are the most common congenital craniofacial anomalies and can occur as an isolated defect or be associated with other anomalies such as posterior fossa anomalies as a part of several genetic syndromes. We report two consecutive voluntary pregnancy interruptions in a nonconsanguineous couple following the fetal ultrasound finding of cleft lip and palate and posterior fossa anomalies confirmed by means of post-termination examination on the second fetus. The quantitative fluorescent PCR, the karyotype, and the comparative genomic hybridization-array analysis after amniocentesis were normal...
October 4, 2016: Clinical Dysmorphology
G J Roode, K-W Bütow, S Naidoo
To identify the pathogenic micro-organisms that had colonised preoperatively in clefts in the soft palate and oro-nasopharynx, we retrospectively studied the preoperative microbiological profiles of 200 infants who had had primary repair of all types of cleft in the soft palate. Data from a private practice that specialises in the repair of facial clefts were extracted randomly from patients' files. We analysed the results of the culture of preoperative swabs taken from clefts in the soft palate and oro-nasopharynx, and the resistance profile of organisms towards various antibiotics...
October 10, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Katherine Payne, Niall Davison, Alexander Thompson, Kevin O'Brien, Iain A Bruce
Children with a cleft palate (CP) have an increased tendency towards otitis media with effusion (OME) compared with other children; There are no epidemiological data available to indicate how many children within specific age groups with CP have OME, or will still have OME, after the current recommended 'watchful waiting' period of three-months before considering intervention; This study aimed to identify the proportion of 2-year olds with CP, or cleft lip and palate (CLP), that have a confirmed diagnosis of OME and the proportion of 2-year olds with CLP or CP that still have OME after a period of 3-months 'watchful waiting'; Using a structured elicitation exercise, this study identified that experts in the management of children with CP estimated that around 61% of 2-year olds would have a confirmed diagnosis of OME and 55% of these 2-year olds would still have OME after a period of 3-months watchful waiting; In the absence of data from a prospective cohort of children with CP the results from this study can be used as the foundation to inform the design of future prospective randomised trials of interventions for children with CP and OME: An elicitation exercise can be used to estimate the proportion of affected individuals when more definitive data is not available This article is protected by copyright...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Negar Salimi, Jolanta Aleksejūnienė, Edwin Yen, Angelina Loo
OBJECTIVE:   To examine the time trends and determinants of palatal fistula in children with different types of cleft at British Columbia's Children's Hospital between 1995 and 2012. METHODS:   A total of 558 medical charts of nonsyndromic patients with cleft lip and palate were eligible for the chart review. The occurrence of primary palatal fistula was assessed at any time throughout the patient's total observation period. Three types of clefts were recorded: unilateral cleft lip and palate (ULCLP), bilateral cleft lip and palate (BLCLP), and isolated cleft palate (ICP)...
October 14, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Bin Wang, Yuxi Zhou, Song Leng, Liyuan Zheng, Hong Lv, Fei Wang, Li-Hai Tan, Yimin Sun
Developmental dyslexia (DD) is a neurodevelopment disorder characterized by reading disabilities without apparent etiologies. Nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) is a structural craniofacial malformation featured by isolated orofacial abnormalities. Despite substantial phenotypic differences, potential linkage between these two disorders has been suggested as prevalence of DD among NSCL/P patients was much higher than that in general populations. Previous neuroimaging studies observed impaired short-term memory in patients with DD and NSCL/P, respectively...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
Eva Hoffmannova, Šárka Bejdová, Jiri Borský, Ján Dupej, Veronika Cagáňová, Jana Velemínská
BACKGROUND: A new method of early neonatal cheiloplasty has recently been employed on patients having complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (cUCLP). We aimed to investigate (1) their detailed palatal morphology before surgery and growth during the 10 months after neonatal cheiloplasty, (2) the growth of eight dimensions of the maxilla in these patients, (3) the development of these dimensions compared with published data on noncleft controls and on cUCLP patients operated using later operation protocol (LOP; 6 months of age)...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Aurora Ibarra-Arce, Tania Albavera-Giles, Beatriz Zavaleta-Villa, Gabriela Ortiz de Zárate-Alarcón, Laura Flores-Peña, María Del Carmen Sierra-Romero, Mirza Romero-Valdovinos, Angélica Olivo-Díaz
OBJECTIVE: Non-syndromic cleft lip/palate malformation (CL/P) is one of the most common birth defects in humans and has a complex etiology involving genetic and environmental factors. Mutations in the MSX1 gene are critical during craniofacial development. The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of MSX1 gene polymorphisms to the risk of developing CL/P in a sample of Mexican patients. METHODS: The sample consisted of 282 subjects (69 cases and 213 relatives)...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
D K Dias, P D Fernando, R D Dissanayake
INTRODUCTION: Oro-facial clefts involving the palate is the commonest structural defect causing velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) and poor intelli gibility of speech. Proper repair of the soft palateis a surgical challenge. Posterior-based buccinator myomucosal flap (BMF) is used to lengthen the soft palate of patients who undergo primary palatoplasty at Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya (THK). BMF is a good choice for the repair of medium sized mucosal defects in the oral cavity since it has appropriate thickness, contains mucous membrane with mucous glands and has a rich blood supply...
2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
Zhang Xuan, Yang Zhongpeng, Guo Yanjun, Dai Jiaqi, Zhu Yuchi, Shi Bing, Li Chenghao
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between maternal active cigarette smoking and the risk of oral clefts in the offspring. STUDY DESIGN: Oral clefts are divided into three subgroups: total clefts, cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL ± P), and cleft palate only (CP). Data from studies on different levels of smoking were gathered to examine the dose-response effect. RESULTS: The present meta-analysis included 29 case-control and cohort studies through Cochrane, PubMed, and Ovid Medline searches...
August 18, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
V Lebese, C Aldous, H L Malherbe
BACKGROUND: The National Department of Health in South Africa (SA) routinely collects congenital disorder (CD) data for its national CD surveillance system. The current system has been implemented since 2006, but no reports on the data collected, methodology, achievements or challenges have been published to date. OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the effectiveness of the current national CD surveillance system and its implementation. METHOD: A descriptive, retrospective study using an audit of the current database was undertaken to evaluate the number of notifications received, types of CDs reported and the quality of reporting across SA for data received from 2006 to 2014...
September 5, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Nancy J Scherer, Shauna Baker, Ann Kaiser, Jennifer R Frey
OBJECTIVE:   This study compares the early speech and language development of children with cleft palate with or without cleft lip who were adopted internationally with children born in the United States. DESIGN:   Prospective longitudinal description of early speech and language development between 18 and 36 months of age. PARTICIPANTS:   This study compares four children (age range = 19 to 38 months) with cleft palate with or without cleft lip who were adopted internationally with four children (age range = 19 to 38 months) with cleft palate with or without cleft lip who were born in the United States, matched for age, gender, and cleft type across three time points over 10 to 12 months...
October 10, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Riaz Abdulla, Rouchelle Charmaine Tellis, Roshan Athikari, Jagadish Kudkuli
CONTEXT: Nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without palate (NSCL ± P) is a genetic predisposition involving defects in shape and makeup of the lip and palate. Elevation of homocysteine (Hcy) levels is seen in medical complications such as developmental anomalies causing neural tube defects, congenital vascular diseases, neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions. Evaluation of serum Hcy levels forms an important feature to look further into molecular aspects. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the Hcy levels in NSCL ± P cases by comparing with control cases having no orofacial deformities...
September 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
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
Mariana Kekis, Sayaka Hashimoto, Carol Deeg, Inga Calloway, Aimee McKinney, Christine Shuss, Scott Hickey, Caroline Astbury
Constitutional mosaicism for trisomy 3 is extremely rare, with only a few postnatally diagnosed cases reported in the literature. We report a case of constitutional trisomy 3 mosaicism in a 16-year-old female, who presented with chronic joint pain, easy bruising, joint hypermobility and dysmorphic features, including long, thin facies, over-folded dysplastic ears, and Pierre-Robin sequence (PRS) with cleft palate. The patient was small at birth, had cleft palate repair, developed chronic joint pain at age 12, and has a history of mild leukopenia and mild thrombocytopenia...
October 4, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Ryan Richard Ruff, Lacey Sischo, Hillary L Broder
BACKGROUND: The Child Oral Health Impact Profile (COHIP) is an instrument designed to measure the self-reported oral health-related quality of life of children between the ages of 8 and 15, including domains for oral health, functional well-being, social-emotional well-being, school environment and self-image. The purpose of this study was to estimate the minimally important difference (MID) of the COHIP for patients with cleft lip/palate. METHODS: Data from a 6-year, prospective, longitudinal cohort study of children with cleft lip/palate were analyzed to estimate the MID...
October 3, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
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