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Is Cleft Severity Related to Maxillary Growth in Patients with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate?
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PMID:  21214323     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Objective: To study the relationship of cleft severity and maxillary growth in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate. Design: A systematic literature review. Methods: A literature survey from the PubMed database from January 1966 to December 2008 used the Medical Subject Headings terms 'facial growth," "unilateral cleft lip palate," "cephalometry," and "cleft severity" or "cleft width." The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal from 1964 to November 2008 was hand searched. Studies published as full-length articles reporting quantitative data on the relationship of cleft severity and written in English were selected. Two reviewers selected and extracted the data independently and also assessed the quality of the studies. Results: Four studies met the selection criteria and were included in the review. All were retrospective and longitudinal. Quality analysis revealed medium to low level of the included studies. Heterogeneity of the studies prevented major conclusions about the relationship of a severe cleft and unfavorable maxillary forward growth. Conclusions: The review has highlighted the importance of further research. Further well-designed controlled studies and long-term studies are needed, and researchers have to consider combined assessment of cleft size and palate size. Further studies should also focus on the cleft severity at birth and at the time of palate repair. Key Words: Cleft severity, Maxillary morphology, Maxillary growth, Unilateral cleft lip and palate.
Yu-Ting Chiu; Yu-Fang Liao
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1545-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9102566     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate Craniofac J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
1 Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.
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