A critical survey of a dedicated craniofacial surgery outpatient's clinic within a public health service structure.
A critical survey of a dedicated craniofacial surgery outpatient's clinic within a public health service structure. Hell J Nucl Med. 2019 Sep-Dec;22 Suppl 2:28-33 Authors: Foroglou P, Farmakis G, Antoniou A, Demiri E Abstract The management of craniofacial conditions, especially in the setting of a large general hospital, is ideally achieved by a focused team in a multidisciplinary clinic. The purpose of this article was to present the design, modus operandi and outcomes of a newly formed dedicated craniofacial multidisciplinary outpatients' clinic at the first year of operation endpoint within a public healthcare structure. PMID: 31802041 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The intraoperative anatomy and cause of nerve compression at the frontal trigger site vary greatly among patients. The authors report a supraorbital nerve foramen prevalence of 50.3 percent, which is greater than in previous cadaver studies of the general population. Lastly, the presence of pain at a specific site is associated with macroscopic nerve compression. PMID: 31985652 [PubMed - in process]
AbstractParosteal osteosarcoma of craniofacial location was first described in 1961 and since then, less than 20 cases have been reported in the English literature. This rare tumor of the jaws most commonly affects middle aged men, is considered a low grade, well ‐differentiated neoplasm, characterized by spindle cell stroma with minimal atypia and rare mitotic figures, separating irregular well‐developed trabeculae of woven bone. It is considered to have a favorable prognosis and low metastatic potential if treated by radical excision, compared to conve ntional and periosteal osteosarcomas. Clinically and radiographic...
CONCLUSIONS: Secondary revision procedures of the cleft lip and nasal defect provide a patient-reported improvement in appearance and a positive psychosocial impact on patient's lives. PMID: 31983238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionFractures of the lower jaw occurred more commonly between the ages of 7 and 17 years, the cause of which in most cases was a fall. The most common location of the mandibular fractures was-the condylar process. The most common method of fixing fragments of the lower jaw was double jaw splinting.
This article reviews pre and postoperative management and gives special attention to the rotation advancement, Fisher subunit, and Tennison Triangle techniques of repair.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with 22q11.2DS are medically complex and are at increased risk of OSA at baseline. Wide PPF surgery for severe VPD does not significantly increase risk of OSA. Careful perioperative planning is essential to optimize both speech and sleep outcomes. PMID: 31973553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This report extends the phenotypic spectrum of variants identified in theSKI gene. We describe a new mutational hotspot associated with a marfanoid syndrome with no intellectual disability. Cardiovascular involvement was confirmed in a significant number of cases, highlighting the importance of accurately diagnosing SGS and ensuring appropriate medical treatment and follow-up.
This study seeks to categorize and quantify the incidental finding (IF) rate on CBCT in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) prior to orthodontic or surgical treatment. METHODS: This is systematic retrospective review of head and neck CBCTs in patients with nonsyndromic CLP taken between 2012 and 2019 at a single tertiary referral center. All assessments were performed independently by 4 observers (a head and neck radiologist and 3 orthodontists, including 2 fellowship-trained cleft-craniofacial orthodontists ). The images were divided into 9 anatomical areas and screened using serial axial slices and 3D reconstru...
Peer support. Engaging exchanges on velopharyngeal surgery. Access to timely resources. SIG 5 offers all that and more. What would you say to encourage other colleagues to join SIG 5? Angela Dixon: For much of my career I was the only SLP in my state who specialized in cleft/craniofacial disorders. That was a lot of pressure and can be very isolating. It was difficult to not have an easy team of SLPs to learn from, bounce ideas off, etc. Joining SIG 5 provided that for me. I met a group of SLPs who had passions similar to mine, and SIG 5 allowed me an opportunity to network, learn, grow, and eventually even make friends. M...
CONCLUSIONS: Most patients with isolated cleft lip may not require long-term, longitudinal evaluation by cleft team specialists. Cleft teams should develop limited follow-up protocols for these children to improve resource allocation and promote value-based care in this patient population. PMID: 31961207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]