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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060090/morphology-of-the-levator-veli-palatini-muscle-in-adults-with-repaired-cleft-palate
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Katelyn J Kotlarek, Jamie L Perry, Xiangming Fang
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in levator veli palatini (levator) morphology between adults with repaired cleft palate and adults with noncleft anatomy. Fifteen adult participants (10 with noncleft anatomy, 5 with repaired cleft palate) underwent 3-dimensional (3D) static magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Image analyses included measures of total muscle volume and the circumference and diameter at 6 points along the length of the muscle. Differences between groups were analyzed using independent sample Mann-Whitney U tests (α < 0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027175/surgical-management-of-duplication-of-the-pituitary-gland-plus-syndrome-with-epignathus-cleft-palate-duplication-of-mandible-and-lobulated-tongue
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Tadahide Noguchi, Tomoko Sugiyama, Ken-Ichi Sasaguri, Shigeru Ono, Kosaku Maeda, Hiroshi Nishino, Yoshinori Jinbu, Yoshiyuki Mori
A 1-day-old male infant was referred to our department for evaluation of multiple malformations in his oral cavity. He was diagnosed duplication of the pituitary gland-plus syndrome with epignathus, cleft palate, duplication of the mandible, and a lobulated tongue. A thumb-sized mass lesion was visible on the hard palate. The duplicated mandible and lower lip was fused at the midline. The alveolar ridge was protruding through a wide-cleft soft palate involving the uvula. Further examination showed a lobulated tongue, which was seen behind the duplicated part of the mandible...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012538/assessment-of-complete-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-patients-determination-of-factors-effecting-dental-arch-relationships
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Anas Imran Arshad, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Mohd Fadhli Khamis
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the current study was to assess the treatment outcome of non-syndromic patients having complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) by using GOSLON index and to determine any association of pre and/or postnatal factors with the treatment outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and one sets of dental models of patients having CUCLP were assessed in this retrospective study. Five examiners that were blinded to case-specific information scored the dental models at two instances with an interval of two weeks to ensure memory bias elimination (5 × 101 × 2 = 1010 observations)...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012331/multidisciplinary-management-of-a-patient-with-van-der-woude-syndrome-a-case-report
#4
Azita Tehranchi, Hossein Behnia, Nasser Nadjmi, Vahid Reza Yassaee, Zeinab Ravesh, Morteza Mina
INTRODUCTION: Van der Woude syndrome (VWS) is the most frequent form of syndromic cleft lip and palate (SCLP) accounting for 2% of all patients with CLP. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the orthodontic treatment of a girl diagnosed with VWS referred by her family dentist for her cosmetic concerns. DISCUSSION: Comprehensive orthodontic treatment, secondary bone graft, distraction osteogenesis (for a deficient maxilla), secondary palatoplasty and excision of lower lip pits, as well as orthodontic and prosthetic procedures may provide a satisfactory outcome...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001101/palatal-fistula-risk-after-primary-palatoplasty-a-retrospective-comparison-of-a-humanitarian-organization-and-tertiary-hospitals
#5
Kimberly M Daniels, Emily Yang Yu, Rebecca G Maine, Yin Heng, Li Yang, Bing Shi, D Scott Corlew, William Y Hoffman, George A Gregory
BACKGROUND:   Humanitarian surgical organizations provide palatoplasties for patients without access to surgical care. Few organizations have evaluated the outcomes of these trips. This study evaluates the palatal fistula rate in patients from two cohorts in rural China and one in the United States. METHODS:   This study compared the odds of fistula formation among three cohorts whose palates were repaired between 2005 and 2009. One cohort included 97 Chinese patients operated on by teams from the United States and Canada under the auspices of Resurge International...
December 21, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973931/anesthetic-management-of-a-patient-with-emanuel-syndrome
#6
Masanori Tsukamoto, Takashi Hitosugi, Kanako Esaki, Takeshi Yokoyama
Emanuel syndrome is associated with supernumerary chromosome, which consists of the extra genetic material from chromosome 11 and 22. The frequency of this syndrome has been reported as 1 in 110,000. It is a rare anomaly associated with multiple systemic malformations such as micrognathia and congenital heart disease. In addition, patients with Emanuel syndrome may have seizure disorders. We experienced anesthetic management of a patient with Emanuel syndrome who underwent palatoplasty. This patient had received tracheotomy due to micrognathia...
2016: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833883/combined-expansion-pharyngoplasty-and-anterior-palatoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-osa
#7
Kenny P Pang, Ottavio Piccin, Edward B Pang, Kathleen A Pang, Yiong Huak Chan, Brian W Rotenberg
To evaluate the success rates of combined Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty and the Anterior Palatoplasty in the treatment of OSA. A two center prospective series of 73 patients with OSA. All patients were >18 years old, retro-palatal obstruction, concentric velo-pharyngeal collapse, BMI < 33, Friedman clinical stage II, with all grades of AHI. The procedure involved the anterior palatoplasty, tonsillectomy and expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty with or without nasal surgery. There were 68 men and 5 women, the mean age was 46...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831980/does-type-of-cleft-palate-repair-influence-postoperative-eustachian-tube-dysfunction
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Alexander T Wilson, Graham M Grabowski, Wendy S L Mackey, Derek M Steinbacher
PURPOSE: Otitis media (OM) is a frequent occurrence in the cleft palate population. Palate repair is thought to positively contribute to Eustachian tube function. The purpose of this study is to determine the proportion of cleft patients in our cohort with OM, and if palatoplasty closure technique influences future OM differently. The authors posited that Z-plasty palate repair would result in improved Eustachian tube function, compared with straight-line repair. METHODS: Patient records were accessed and data was recorded on palatoplasties from 2005 to 2007 as well as from 2012 to 2014...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769736/cleft-relapse-and-oronasal-fistula-after-furlow-palatoplasty-in-infants-with-cleft-palate-incidence-and-risk-factors
#9
F Li, H-T Wang, Y-Y Chen, W-L Wu, J-Y Liu, J-S Hao, D-Y Luo
This study was performed to investigate the incidence of and risk factors for postoperative cleft relapse and oronasal fistula after Furlow palatoplasty in infants. Sixty-two infants with cleft palate, aged 6-12 months (mean 8.25 months), who underwent cleft repair by Furlow double opposing Z-plasty between March 2012 and August 2014, were enrolled in the study. Risk factors for postoperative cleft relapse and oronasal fistula after Furlow palatoplasty were identified by logistic regression analysis. The incidence rates of cleft relapse at 1 week and oronasal fistula at 3 months after surgery were 24...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757354/the-lesser-palatine-nerve-innervates-the-levator-veli-palatini-muscle
#10
Hideaki Kishimoto, Yoshitaka Matsuura, Katsuya Kawai, Shigehito Yamada, Shigehiko Suzuki
When the lesser palatine nerve (LPN) is supposed to be a branch of the trigeminal nerve and innervate sensation of the soft palate, whether the LPN contains motor fibers is unclear. In this study, we monitored the electromyogram of the levator veli palatini (LVP) muscle on stimulating the LPN during palatoplasty in 3 patients. The electromyogram of the muscles showed the myogenic potential induced by electrostimulation of the LPN. Taken together with the finding from our previous anatomical study that the motor fibers come from the facial nerve, this result supports the double innervation theory of the LVP, which posits that both the pharyngeal plexus and the facial nerve innervate it...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740845/time-trends-and-determinants-of-fistula-in-cleft-patients-at-bc-children-s-hospital-canada-a-retrospective-18-year-medical-chart-audit
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729158/palatal-growth-in-complete-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-patients-following-neonatal-cheiloplasty-classic-and-geometric-morphometric-assessment
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727413/improvement-of-quality-of-speech-in-patients-with-velo-pharyngeal-insufficiency-corrected-using-a-buccinator-myomucosal-flap
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711915/palatal-motion-after-primary-and-secondary-furlow-palatoplasty
#14
Pamela A Rudnicki, Christopher Tsang, Mark A Vecchiotti, Andrew R Scott
Importance: Indications for Furlow palatoplasty include primary repair of cleft palate as well as secondary repair, or secondary palatoplasty for treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiency. Speculation exists surrounding the benefit of secondary Furlow palatoplasty in cases of a previously well-reconstructed palate or a short but otherwise anatomically normal soft palate because it has been theorized that reorientation of a previously reconstructed or normal muscular levator sling should in fact worsen palatal motion...
October 6, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698756/application-of-levator-veli-palatini-retropositioning-combined-with-buccinator-myomucosal-island-flap-for-congenital-cleft-palate
#15
Y J Wan, H C Zhang, Y Zhang, Y S Cheng, Y Zhang, C Wang
Congenital cleft palate causes a serious obstacle to children with regard to language and eating function. The aim of the current study was to examine the clinical application of a type of palatoplasty that has a reduced impact on the maxillary growth and good function in velopharyngeal competence. A total of 37 patients with cleft palate were treated with levator veli palatini retropositioning combined with Buccinator myomucosal island flap. The patients were successfully treated in the first phase and were followed up for 1-3 years...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665693/relationship-between-orthodontic-treatment-plan-and-goslon-yardstick-assessment-in-japanese-patients-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-one-stage-vs-two-stage-palatoplasty
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Takenobu Ishii, Teruo Sakamoto, Munetada Ishikawa, Toshihiko Yasumura, Haruyo Miyazaki, Kenji Sueishi
The present study targeted patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) undergoing either one - (Wardill technique) or two-stage palatoplasty (Perko technique). Correlations between Goslon Yardstick scores and orthodontic appliances used and whether an osteotomy was performed were investigated. No differences were observed between the two types of palatoplasty in terms of Goslon Yardstick scores. A palatal expander and protraction facemask were used in Phase I of orthodontic treatment. The palatal expander was selected for most patients with UCLP in Phase I, regardless of the surgical technique used...
2016: Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638039/long-term-mid-facial-growth-of-patients-with-a-unilateral-complete-cleft-of-lip-alveolus-and-palate-treated-by-two-stage-palatoplasty-cephalometric-analysis
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I F P M Kappen, G K P Bittermann, R M Schouten, D Bittermann, E Etty, R Koole, M Kon, A B Mink van der Molen, C C Breugem
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate long-term facial growth in adults previously treated for an isolated unilateral complete cleft lip, alveolus and palate by two-stage palatoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients of 17 years and older treated by two-stage palatoplasty were invited for long-term follow-up. During follow-up, lateral cephalograms were obtained (n = 52). Medical history was acquired from their medical files...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622108/the-influence-of-palatoplasty-on-eating-function
#18
Heishiro Fujikawa, Satoki Wakami, Hisashi Motomura
Postoperative dietary control and surgical procedures are important for minimizing complications after a palatoplasty because the palate is always exposed to stresses by various movements associated with eating. Currently, we provide fluid foods (food paste, liquid food, and soft food) to postpalatoplasty patients. However, nutritional inadequacies associated with fluid food necessitate the need to develop a new food specifically for postpalatoplasty patients. Although evaluating the influence of a palatoplasty on eating function is important for the development of a new diet, no data have been published on this topic...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619027/multivariate-analysis-on-unilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-treatment-outcome-by-eurocran-index-a-retrospective-study
#19
Ching Ching Yew, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Shaifulizan Abdul Rahman
OBJECTIVES: This study is to evaluate the dental arch relationship and palatal morphology of unilateral cleft lip and palate patients by using EUROCRAN index, and to assess the factors that affect them using multivariate statistical analysis. METHOD: A total of one hundred and seven patients from age five to twelve years old with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate were included in the study. These patients have received cheiloplasty and one stage palatoplasty surgery but yet to receive alveolar bone grafting procedure...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618612/prospective-study-on-the-intraoperative-blood-loss-in-patients-with-cleft-palate-undergoing-furlow-s-double-opposing-z-palatoplasty
#20
Byung Jun Kim, Tae Hyun Choi, Sukwha Kim
BACKGROUND:   Blood loss during cleft palate surgery has been investigated in previous research, but there is no report regarding blood loss when performing Furlow's double opposing Z-plasty (DOZ). In the present study, we evaluated intraoperative blood loss in patients with cleft palate who underwent the DOZ procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Intraoperative blood loss was prospectively investigated in 59 patients undergoing palatoplasty with DOZ by a single surgeon between August 2012 and July 2013...
September 12, 2016: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
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