Preliminary report of two-stage secondary alveolar bone grafting for patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate

S. Kamakura, T. Yamaguchis, Shoko Kochi, A. Sato, K. Motegi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: To overcome the difficulties of one-stage secondary alveolar bone grafting for patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) who have a broad alveolar cleft, the value of two-stage alveolar bone grafting was examined. Patients: Three patients (2 girls and 1 boy) with BCLP were treated by two-stage alveolar bone grafting. The procedure consisted of a first-stage surgery (mean age 8 year 6 months-7.8 months), which consisted of alveolar bone grafting for one side of the BCLP, and second-stage surgery for the contralateral side several months later. For the postoperative assessment, radiographs of the operated site were examined. Results: The average amount of implanted bone per operation and per patient was 6.8-1.1 g and 13.7 - 1.0 g, respectively. Postoperative clinical and radiographic examinations revealed that an appreciable alveolar bone ridge had formed, and there were no major complications. Conclusions: Two-stage alveolar bone grafting, which makes it possible to reduce the amount of implanted bone, could be an optional surgical procedure for patients with BCLP and a broad alveolar cleft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Alveolar bone grafting
  • Bilateral cleft lip
  • Palate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Preliminary report of two-stage secondary alveolar bone grafting for patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this