Promoting Psychosocial Adjustment in Individuals Born With Cleft Lip and/or Palate and Their Families: Current Clinical Practice in the United Kingdom.

CONCLUSIONS: Findings have important implications for the way in which psychosocial support for CL/P and related conditions is delivered and evaluated. A framework for the standardized assessment of holistic individual and familial well-being is proposed. Suggestions for increasing the evidence base for specific psychosocial interventions are made, including enhanced family functioning; social, emotional, and appearance concerns; treatment decision-making; and screening for psychosocial and developmental issues. PMID: 31431061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Nasal revision rates are low in unilateral incomplete cleft lip compared to complete forms in previously published data by the senior author (J.B.M.). In contrast, labial revisions of the free margin are more common. The reason is that the surgeon became more cognizant of vermilion-mucosal deficiency on the noncleft side and more likely to offer a submucosal flap or dermis-fat graft to level the lip for normal upper incisor show. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Pediatric/Craniofacial: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: The authors’ experience reaffirms the relative safety of simultaneous Le Fort III/I advancement. This technique should be considered in select patients with global midface retrusion and class III malocclusion. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Pediatric/Craniofacial: Ideas and Innovations Source Type: research
We aimed to evaluate velopharyngeal function and speech outcomes of Sommerlad palatoplasty combined with sphincter pharyngoplasty in surgical repair of cleft palate in patients over five years old. Fifty-eight patients were reviewed between the years 2013 and 2017, 31 of whom were treated with Sommerlad palatoplasty combined with sphincter pharyngoplasty, (mean age 15 (range 9 - 22) years), and 27 were treated with Sommerlad palatoplasty alone (mean age 18 (range 10-25) years). Velopharyngeal function was evaluated by radiographic lateral cephalometry and nasoendoscopy.
Source: The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The cleft palate simulator can be practically implemented with video-recording capability to assess performance in cleft palate repair. This technology may be of assistance in assessing surgical competence in cleft palate repair. PMID: 32394745 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
The aim of this paper is to review the origin, physical properties, advantages, and usage of catgut in plastic surgery and oral surgery. In PubMed search, the search terms (“catgut” AND [“plastic surgery” OR “facelift”]) and (“catgut” AND “oral surgery”) were used, resulting in 28 and 30 papers, respectively. Of those 58 papers, 31 papers were excluded. Eight other papers were added; therefore, 35 papers were analyzed. Catgut has been used in cleft palate surgery since 1938. In 1976, it was used in a superficial wound with anti-tension taping. In the 1970s, 1980...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Scientific Foundations Source Type: research
An infant with congenital 4 eyelid ectropion associated with cleft lip and palate developed exposure keratopathy. He underwent skin grafting of the upper eyelids and lateral canthal reconstruction. Ectropion and signs of exposure keratopathy improved. Congenital eyelid ectropion is a rare disorder. Surgical repair can successfully correct the condition.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion: No significant differences emerged in velopharyngeal competence at age 3 years between the 3 protocols. Palatal reoperations were performed earlier in patient groups 1 and 3, explaining the difference in the velopharyngeal competence rate at the 5-year time-point.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
This study revealed a high reproducibility and reliability for most of the landmarks. By the end of PNAM treatment, the cleft gap was reduced with the malformation of alveolar segments aligned normally and the anterior points of both alveolar segments were rotated to the cleft side. Utilizing the FH plane to set up a rigorous and stable 3D system is meaningful. PNAM therapy is effective in reducing the severity of the maxillary deformity not only on the non-cleft side, but also on the cleft side.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: The ratio of cleft width and BFP graft was a significant factor in palatal fistula formation. The BFP graft is a reliable procedure to prevent palatal fistula formation and increase the success of palatoplasty.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In retrospect, growing up with a unilateral CLP was found to have been an unquestioned part of the adult participants' childhood, a burden that they feared would, to some extent, also be passed to their own children. However, the CLP had not prevented them from achieving goals and satisfaction in life. The occurrence of persisting psychological, functional, and esthetic challenges in adults suggests the need for an individualized, lifelong, and multidisciplinary perspective on CLP follow-up. PMID: 32351124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
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