Three-dimensional assessment of dentofacial deformity in children with clefts

Garrahy, Ann M.H. (2002) Three-dimensional assessment of dentofacial deformity in children with clefts. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Background: Changes in clinical management; advances in non-invasive three-dimensional imaging; developments in methods of shape analysis.

Aim: To assess three-dimensional dentofacial deformity with a view to early appraisal of primary surgical outcome.

Results: Significant differences in upper lip morphology were found between the cleft children and their unaffected peers; nasal asymmetry that became more obvious in function was noted in cleft children; the maxillary dental arches of the children with repaired cleft palate were shallow, short and narrow; and the dental arch, deformity and the facial soft tissue deformity were unrelated.

Contributions to the field: It has been shown that deviation from normal could be detected as young as 3 years of age using computerised stereophotogrammetry; preliminary, objective, three-dimensional analysis of facial function has been completed in young children; the accuracy of three-dimensional CT scanning of dentate study models and the time cost of data collection were quantified; and this study has produced a body of three-dimensional data that can test and support analytical advances.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Supervisor's Name: Ayoub, Dr. A. and Millett, Dr. D.T.
Date of Award: 2002
Depositing User: Elaine Ballantyne
Unique ID: glathesis:2002-1475
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:40

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