Correction of nasal deformity in infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate using multiple digital techniques. Y Zheng, DP Zhang, T Qin, GF Wu.

Date: December 2015.
Source: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.
Abstract: Presurgical correction of severe nasal deformities before cheiloplasty is often recommended for infants with cleft lip and palate. This article describes an approach for the computer-aided design and fabrication of a nasal molding stent. A 3-dimensional photogrammetric system was used to obtain the shape information of the nosewing that was then built as the nostril support for the nasal molding stent. The stent was fabricated automatically with a rapid prototyping machine. This technique may be an alternative approach to presurgical nasal molding in the clinic. Moreover, the patient’s nasal morphology can be saved as clinical data for future study.

Article: Correction of nasal deformity in infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate using multiple digital techniques.
Authors: Yaqi Zheng, DDS, Dapeng Zhang, DDS, Tian Qin, DDS, Guofeng Wu, DDS, PhD. State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

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