PRE-SURGICAL NASOALVEOLAR MOLDING TECHNIQUE USED FOR EARLY TREATMENT IN COMPLETE CLEFT LIP AND PALATE NEONATES; CASE REPORTS

  • Bashar R Elmomani BDS, MOrth, RCSEd Craniofacial Orthodontics Fellow, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, Amman 11937, Jordan
  • Mohamad N. Al Bdour Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department Cleft Lip Palate Care Unit, Royal Rehabilitation Center, King Hussein Medical City, Royal Medical Services, Amman 11831, Jordan
  • Hanan Al Habarneh Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, Amman 11937, Jordan
  • Anwar Al Rahamneh Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, Amman 11937, Jordan
  • Ahmad Altarawneh Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, Amman 11937, Jordan
Keywords: Cleft lip palate, oral clefts, presurgical nasoalveolar molding, neonate cleft care

Abstract

 Despite ongoing scientific debate on treatment of oro facial clefting, varying treatment schemes and surgical techniques are still being used by different cleft care teams. Early treatment – before primary lip/nose repairs- of a neonate with a cleft lip and or palate (CLP) using a conventional maxillary plate has been appealing for cleft surgeons, dentists and also parents worldwide as this may result in reduction of cleft width and hence lessen the esthetic and functional implications involved with the overall multidisciplinary CLP treatment. In this case report we sought to introduce a rather recent approach for early management of neonates born with cleft lip palate deformity through presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) technique. Two complete cleft lip palate cases will be reported with illustrations of laboratory and clinical steps involved.

Published
2018-05-23
How to Cite
Elmomani, B. R., Al Bdour, M. N., Habarneh, H. A., Rahamneh, A. A., & Altarawneh, A. (2018). PRE-SURGICAL NASOALVEOLAR MOLDING TECHNIQUE USED FOR EARLY TREATMENT IN COMPLETE CLEFT LIP AND PALATE NEONATES; CASE REPORTS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 38(1), 26-30. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/125
Section
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery