- Volume 6 Issue 1
Unilateral Segmental Palatal Distraction in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patient
편측성 구순구개열 환자에서의 편측성 분절 구개골 신장술
- Baek Seung-Hak (Dept. of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
- Kim Na-Young (Dept. of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
- Choi Jin-Young (Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University)
- Published : 2003.06.01
Patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) usually present unilateral cross bite due to collapse of the maxillary minor segment. Unequal expansion of the palate is needed to resolve this problem in UCLP patient. Unilateral segmental palatal distraction (USPD) after Le Fort I osteotomy and the oblique placed orthodontic expansion screw (Hyrax) can be used to correct the unilateral cross bite. 1his case report describes the effects of USPD of the collapsed maxillary minor segment on patient with unilateral cleft lip and palate.