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Three-dimensional nasal morphology in cleft lip and palate operated adult patients.
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PMID:  14520067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nasal morphology was assessed three-dimensionally in 18 cleft lip and palate operated patients aged 19 to 27 years, and in 161 sex- and age-matched control subjects. Comparisons were performed by Student t and Watson-Williams' tests. No differences were found in nasal volume or surface. Nasal width, alar base width, and inferior width of the nostrils were significantly larger in male patients than in the reference men. The nasal bridge was shorter. Similar differences were found in the female patients. In addition, the right nostril was larger and the nasal height shorter. In men, the nasolabial and the nasal tip angles were smaller in the patients than in the reference subjects, whereas the facial convexity angle was larger in the patients. In conclusion, the nose of adult operated cleft lip and palate patients differed from that of normal control subjects. Surgical corrections of the cleft lip and palate failed to provide a completely normal appearance. The methods might be used to indicate where additional procedures might be performed to approximate a reference population.
Virgilio F Ferrario; Chiarella Sforza; Claudia Dellavia; Laura Vizzotto; Armando Carù
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-01     Completed Date:  2004-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  390-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Functional Anatomy Research Center, Laboratorio di Anatomia Funzionale dell'Apparato Stomatognatico, Dipartimento di Anatomia Umana, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia and Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Università degli Studi di Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cleft Lip / pathology*,  surgery
Cleft Palate / pathology*,  surgery
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Nose / pathology*

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