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Height of the palatal vault after two different surgical procedures: Study of the difference in patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate.

Journal article
Authors Sherif Bakri
Sara Rizell
Samia Saied
Jan Lilja
Hans Mark
Published in Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery
Volume 46
Issue 3-4
Pages 155-158
ISSN 2000-6764
Publication year 2012
Published at Institute of Odontology
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Plastic Surgery
Pages 155-158
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.3109/2000656X.2012.68...
Keywords Delayed hard palate closure, UCLP, palatal vault height
Subject categories Plastic surgery

Abstract

Abstract The present study compared the height of the palatal vault in dental casts from 320 10-year-old children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) operated on with the push-back technique according to Wardill-Kilner (W-K) with patients operated on with delayed hard palate closure (DHPC). The palatal height in patients operated on with the DHPC technique was found to be significantly higher than in patients operated on with the W-K technique. This coincides with better maxillary growth and better speech in the DHPC group.

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