A longitudinal study of craniofacial growth in five cases with surgically repaired unilateral complete cleft lip and palate
Longitudinalno proučavanje kraniofacijalnog rasta kod pet osoba sa operisanim unilateralnim rascepima usne i nepca
The aim of this longitudinal study was to cephalometrically assess growth changes of the craniofacial system in five cases with completed unilateral cleft of lip and palate, aged 8-11 years. Two types of study were performed: a) superimposition of cephalometric tracings of the lateral skull radiographs in two growth stages; b) metric analysis of SNA, SNB, NSAr, SArGo, ArGoMe angles, as well as S-Go:N-Me percentages. On the basis of the results obtained from this study, it was found posterior growth rotation in 4 out of 5 cases, bimaxillary rethrognathism, and a decrease of the SNA and an increase of the SNB angles during the growth period investigated.