Edler, R.J., Wertheim, D., Greenhill, D. and Jaisinghani, A. (2011) Quantitative use of photography in orthognathic outcome assessment. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 49(2), pp. 121-126. ISSN (print) 0266-4356Full text not available from this archive.
This study reports an independent audit of two aspects of orthognathic surgery, namely control of inter-alar width and mandibular outline asymmetry. Measurements were taken from standardized photographs of a consecutive series of 27 patients, using an on-screen digitizing program (IPTool). All patients had undergone bimaxillary osteotomies involving maxillary impaction and/or advancement, by one surgeon, using a cinch suture for nasal width control. Nine-twelve months after surgery, inter-alar width had increased by just 0.08 cm mean (SD 0.3). Four patients showed an increase of just over 2mm, whilst six showed a small reduction. Based on ratios of size (area) and shape (compactness) of the right and left mandibular segments, there was a small overall improvement in mandibular symmetry (0.019 and 0.005 respectively). Whilst in most of the patients the need for surgery was primarily the correction of antero-posterior and vertical discrepancies, five patients with demonstrable asymmetry showed a clear improvement. In three patients whose asymmetry scores were very mild pre-treatment, there was a small, measured increase in asymmetry, but not to a degree that would be clinically noticeable. At a time when 3D imaging is still unavailable to many clinicians, the results of this study suggest that appropriate measurements taken from carefully standardized conventional photographs can provide a valid and objective means of assessing treatment outcome.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||inter-alar width, mandibular asymmetry, photogrammetry, tissue facial profile, photogrammetric analysis, digital photographs, cleft-lip|
|Research Area:||Computer science and informatics|
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (until 2011)
Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (until 2011) > Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC)
|Depositing User:||Automatic Import Agent|
|Date Deposited:||03 May 2011 15:01|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2011 16:30|
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