Preoperative Alveolar Segment Position as a Predictor of Successful Gingivoperiosteoplasty in Patients with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate


Esenlik E. , Bekisz J. M. , Gibson T., Cutting C. B. , Grayson B. H. , Flores R. L.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.141, no.4, pp.971-982, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 141 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/prs.0000000000004231
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-982

Abstract

Background: Gingivoperiosteoplasty can avoid secondary alveolar bone grafting in up to 60 percent of patients with a cleft. However, preoperative predictors of success have not been characterized. This study reports on the preoperative alveolar segment position most favorable for successful gingivoperiosteoplasty.