Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41--6

Transverse and vertical asymmetry of bilateral craniofacial structures in repaired unilateral and bilateral complete cleft lip and palate cases.


N Lal, A Utreja, A Tewari, PS Chari 
 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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N Lal
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

Fifty repaired complete cleft lip and palate cases (38 UCLP and 12 BCLP) in the age range of 6 to 14 years were evaluated for transverse and vertical asymmetry using postero-anterior cephalograms. A total of nine bilateral landmarks, representing upper face, mid face and lower face were used. Results showed that asymmetry was not confined to any single plane of reference but manifested in both dimensions--transverse and vertical. The UCLP group had greater asymmetry of mid face than the BCLP group. Asymmetry was found to be extending to distant areas besides the contiguous structures.


How to cite this article:
Lal N, Utreja A, Tewari A, Chari P S. Transverse and vertical asymmetry of bilateral craniofacial structures in repaired unilateral and bilateral complete cleft lip and palate cases. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 1996;14:41-6


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Lal N, Utreja A, Tewari A, Chari P S. Transverse and vertical asymmetry of bilateral craniofacial structures in repaired unilateral and bilateral complete cleft lip and palate cases. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 1996 [cited 2019 Aug 17 ];14:41-6
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