MODIFIED WIRE STENT FOR PRESURGICAL NASOALVEOLAR MOULDING OF UNILATERAL CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

  • Abida Ijaz
  • Rashid Mehmood Sultan
  • Junaid Israr
Keywords: Nasoalveolar moulding, wire nasal stent, cheiloplasty

Abstract

The idea behind this innovation was to modify the existing self-retentive nasoalveolar moulding plate with acrylic stent. This case reports on a 3 days old neonate born with unilateral cleft lip and palate of the left side, and treated with the modified stent plate with adjunctive adhesive steri tape. This modification comprises of an orthopaedic plate for alveolar moulding and wire stent for nasal moulding of the depressed lower lateral cartilage on affected side. The device was activated on weekly basis till three months of age. Photocopy analysis determined a significant reduction of 6 mm in the anterior cleft region. Alar tip and nasal alar dome were elevated to near normal shape. The device approximated major alveolar segment more efficiently, improved nasal tip and symmetry before cheiloplasty. Lip scar is minimised with pleasant facial appearance.

Author Biographies

Abida Ijaz
BDS, D.Orth, MCPS, MS, FICD, FPFA Professor & Head of Orthodontic Department, Sharif Medical & Dental College Lahore.
Rashid Mehmood Sultan
BDS, FCPS II Trainee
Junaid Israr
BDS, DDCS, MFDS RCS ENG, FCPS II Trainee
How to Cite
Ijaz, A., Sultan, R. M., & Israr, J. (1). MODIFIED WIRE STENT FOR PRESURGICAL NASOALVEOLAR MOULDING OF UNILATERAL CLEFT LIP AND PALATE. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 1(2), 24-28. Retrieved from https://www.poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/24
Section
Case Reports

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