A 3-dimensional method for analyzing the morphology of patients with maxillofacial deformities

Masahiko Terajima, Akihiko Nakasima, Yoshimitsu Aoki, Tazuko K. Goto, Kenji Tokumori, Noriko Mori, Yoshihiro Hoshino

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Introduction: Traditionally, cephalograms have been used to evaluate a patient's maxillofacial skeleton and facial soft-tissue morphology. However, magnification and distortion of the cephalograms make detailed morphologic analysis difficult in patients with complex deformities. The purpose of this article was to introduce a new method for visualizing deformation and deviation of the maxillofacial skeleton and facial soft tissues. Methods: Standard 3-dimensional Japanese head models were sized to match the sella-to-nasion distance obtained from 2 patients' (1 man, 1 woman) maxillofacial skeletal images. Then, the scaled standard model was superimposed on each patient's 3-dimensional computed tomography image. Results: This system provided clear shape information independent of size and facilitated the visualization of shape variations in maxillofacial skeletal and facial soft-tissue morphology. Conclusions: This method will be useful for 3-dimensional morphologic analysis of patients with jaw deformities.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)857-867
ページ数11
ジャーナルAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
136
6
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 12
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  • 歯科矯正学

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