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3D Stereophotogrammetric assessment of pre- and postoperative volumetric changes in the cleft lip and palate nose.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20427150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In cleft lip and palate patients the shape of the nose invariably changes in three dimensions (3D) due to rhinoplastic surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate stereophotogrammetry as a 3D method to document volumetric changes of the nose in patients with a cleft lip (CL) or cleft lip and palate (CLP) after secondary open rhinoplasty. 12 patients with unilateral CL or CLP were enrolled in the study prospectively. 3D facial images were acquired using 3D stereophotogrammetry preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. A 3D cephalometric analysis of the nose was performed and volumetric data were acquired. The reliability of the method was tested by performing an intra- and inter-observer analysis. Left, right and total nasal volumes and symmetry were compared. No statistically significant differences (p<0.05) were found within and between observers for the measured volumes and symmetry. Postoperatively, the total volume of the nose increased significantly, especially the volume at the cleft side. No significant volume difference pre- and postoperatively was found for the non-cleft side. The symmetry of the nose improved significantly. 3D stereophotogrammetry is a sensitive, quick, non-invasive method for evaluating volumetric changes of the nose in patients with cleft lip or cleft lip and palate.
B van Loon; T J Maal; J M Plooij; K J Ingels; W A Borstlap; A M Kuijpers-Jagtman; P H Spauwen; S J Bergé
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-04-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1399-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-09-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  534-40     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage / transplantation
Cleft Lip / complications*
Cleft Palate / complications*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Nose / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Rhinoplasty / methods*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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