Soft tissue morphology of the naso-maxillary complex following surgical correction of maxillary hypoplasia

Ubaya, T., Sherriff, A. , Ayoub, A. and Khambay, B. (2012) Soft tissue morphology of the naso-maxillary complex following surgical correction of maxillary hypoplasia. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 41(6), pp. 727-732. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2012.01.019)

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Orthognathic surgery is undergone to improve facial and dental aesthetics and to improve function. Three dimensional (3D) soft tissue analysis based on stereophotogrammetry provides a realistic measurement of facial morphology. There is a need for objective assessment of surgery outcomes. The study aim was to evaluate the 3D naso-maxillary complex soft tissue morphology following Le Fort I maxillary advancement and compare the findings with a local reference group. 3D images of 112 volunteers were captured using stereophotogrammetry and viewed by 8 lay people; 40 images (16 males and 24 females) were chosen as the reference group to have harmonious facial appearance. The linear and angular measurements of this group were compared with 35 patients (19 female and 16 male) who had maxillary advancement in the post-surgical group. Facial morphology post-surgery was similar to the reference group, except the nasal base width which was wider by 2.3mm in males and 2.6mm in females. In the orthognathic group, the females had a smaller nasolabial angle by 9.7

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ayoub, Professor Ashraf and Sherriff, Dr Andrea and Khambay, Dr Balvinder
Authors: Ubaya, T., Sherriff, A., Ayoub, A., and Khambay, B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Published Online:08 March 2012

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