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Inverted-T lip reduction for lower lip repair in Van der Woude syndrome: a review and comparison of aesthetic results.
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PMID:  23290085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Elimination of cosmetic deformity of lower lip pits and lower lip protrusion is the most common indication for lower lip repair in Van der Woude syndrome. 34 patients with lower lip pits that were operated on between 1982 and 2006 were reviewed. Surgical correction was performed with one of three different techniques: simple excision, vertical wedge resection, or inverted-T lip reduction. The aesthetic results were evaluated by two groups of raters. One group consisted of 10 medical professionals, and the other 10 lay people. A rating scheme was utilized, with a score of 3 for good, 2 for fair, and 1 for poor results. The final results were compared based on the mean score for each patient and inter-rater reliability was assessed using a weighted kappa coefficient. There was a fair agreement on the ratings between raters within groups. Inverted-T lip reduction received the best aesthetic result score from both groups of evaluators, with a mean score of 2.38±0.30 in the professional group, and 2.43±0.29 in the lay group. The results conclude that inverted-T lip reduction is a simple, safe and effective technique that achieves a better aesthetic result in lower lip repair of Van der Woude syndrome.
C-H Chen; H-T Liao; V B-H Shyu; P K-T Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-0020     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605826     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Craniofacial Research Center, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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