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Cephalometric radiography and computed tomography in infants undergoing craniofacial surgery

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A program for preoperative workup and postoperative follow-up in children with craniofacial anomalies is described. Objective measurements were made with cephalometry and computed axial tomography. Improvement in length of the anterior cranial base and shape of the calvaria after surgery and growth was demonstrated in this manner in serial follow-ups. It was concluded that both cephalometry and computed tomography were essential for the diagnosis, surgical planning and follow-up for this group of patients.

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Lilja, J., Friede, H., Lauritzen, C. et al. Cephalometric radiography and computed tomography in infants undergoing craniofacial surgery. Child's Nerv Syst 1, 100–104 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00706689

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Key words

  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Cephalometric radiography
  • Computed tomography