S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dept. of Dentistry (치의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_치의학과)
구순 구개열 환자에서의 새로운 구강내 접근 Le Fort II 골절단술 : A New Method of Intraoral Le Fort II Osteotomy for Correction of Midface in Cleft Patients
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- 대한구순구개열학회지 2001:4, 2:29-35
- Midfacial retrusion is one of characteristics of cleft patients due to underdevelopment of the midface. In this case, Le Fort II advancement is indicated. But there has not been reported on intraoral approach to Le Fort II osteotomy for correction of midface, which traditional technique resulted in facial scar. To overcome the problems, Le Fort II osteotomy via only intraoral approach named 'Intraoral Le Fort IT osteotomy' was developed by Choung in 1994, this technique was applied to cleft patients. A new technique of Intraoral Le Fort IT osteotomy for correction of midface in cleft patients was successfully carried out with good results. This technique showed no noticeable relapse nor complications, which is reported.