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Maxillary growth following total septal resection in correction of orbital hypertelorism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3545544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rapid survey of eight cases with orbital hypertelorism did not reveal any evident change in maxillary displacement during facial growth following resection of nasal septum and medial displacement of orbital cavities. Accurate analysis of four cases according to the Ricketts long-term growth forecast showed a reduction of growth in the region of anterior nasal spine and only in the posteroanterior direction. This is not necessarily due to the absence of nasal septum. These patients have such severe deformities and the surgical procedure is so extensive that many factors can be responsible for deficient premaxillary growth. Further studies are needed, particularly in patients who, since 1975, have had the same operative method, but without septal resection, to know whether this more conservative procedure has changed the posteroanterior growth of the premaxilla. However, a nasal bone graft has a good prognosis, even when performed in children.
E Lejoyeux; J F Tulasne; P L Tessier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate journal     Volume:  23 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0009-8701     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleft Palate J     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-04-03     Completed Date:  1987-04-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372737     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-39     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases, Developmental / surgery*
Bone Transplantation
Child, Preschool
Hypertelorism / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Maxilla / growth & development*
Maxillofacial Development
Nasal Septum / surgery*
Orbit / surgery
Rhinoplasty / methods

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