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Premaxillary excision: reasons and effects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6695018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Case reports of five bilateral cleft lip and palate patients subjected to premaxillectomy at ages from 5 to 11 years are presented and the reasons for the procedure noted in each instance. Followed into adolescence, an abnormal peaked configuration of the maxillary arches termed "church steeple" defect developed in four of the five patients. Midfacial growth arrest with pseudoprognathism did not occur in any. Details of the surgical technique used are specified. Features of prosthetic and soft-tissue reconstruction are noted. The history and rationale of primary and secondary premaxillectomy are reviewed. Secondary excision of the premaxilla can be a valid treatment option in a few specifically selected cases.
B Cosman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0032-1052     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-07     Completed Date:  1984-03-07     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-206     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cleft Lip / surgery*
Cleft Palate / surgery*
Maxilla / surgery*
Maxillofacial Development
Palatal Obturators
Postoperative Complications / surgery*
Time Factors

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