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1/4. cleft palate and beckwith-wiedemann syndrome.

    OBJECTIVE: patients with beckwith-wiedemann syndrome suffer numerous anomalies, which vary somewhat from case to case. cleft palate in combination with this syndrome has rarely been reported in the literature. Through two cases, this report examines the staging of the surgical repairs and the role of macroglossia in cleft palate and the consequences of the scarred palate on mandibular development. RESULTS: Of four patients with beckwith-wiedemann syndrome, only two had a cleft palate. The timing of the repair in these two children was different. speech development was satisfactory in the first case but mediocre in the second. This result seemed to be related to a poor social environment. Mandibular prognathism persisted in both cases. CONCLUSION: The treatment of patients with cleft palate and beckwith-wiedemann syndrome remains complex. It is preferable not to operate on a cleft palate before performing a tongue reduction plasty, but rather to combine these two surgical interventions. This would reduce the risks of anesthesia and enable the palate to heal more efficiently. Surgical treatment should be performed after the age of 6 months and before problems in speech development occur. An orthognathic surgery at adolescence could be performed if prognathism persists. While the origin of the cleft palate is still being discussed, we cannot claim that macroglossia is related to the development of cleft palate, nor that the scarred palate has an impact on the mandibular development.
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2/4. dental care management of a young patient with extensive lymphangioma of the tongue: a case report.

    Lymphangiomas are benign tumors resulting from a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Relatively uncommon, lymphangiomas are usually diagnosed at birth and develop within the first years of life. When these tumors occur in the oral cavity, the tongue is the most frequently affected site. lymphangioma of the tongue is a common cause of macroglossia in children, which may lead to a dry/cracked tongue with ulcerating secondary infections, difficulty in swallowing and mastication, speech disturbances, exclusive nasal breathing, airway obstruction, mandibular prognathism and other possible deformities of maxillofacial structures. This paper discusses the most relevant features, clinical manifestations, disease-related impairments and treatment options for lymphangioma of the tongue. It presents the case report of a five-year-old child diagnosed with this lesion, including a description of the patient's dental care management.
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3/4. Obwegeser II method for correction of mandibular prognathism. case reports.

    In case of severe mandibular prognathism with open bite requiring more than 15 mm of mandibular posterior repositioning, it is said that the sagittal splitting methods (Obwegeser I method (1955, 1957) and Obwegeser-Dal Pont (1958) method) are not indicated. In our two cases manifesting severe mandibular prognathism with open bite we performed the Obwegeser II (1964) method. In one of these case we performed partial tongue resection to prevent postoperative relapse. The desired results with regards to facial appearance and occlusion were achieved in both cases.
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4/4. Orthognathic surgical approach and partial glossectomy to a skeletal 3 adult open bite.

    Combined orthodontic treatment with orthognathic surgery and partial glossectomy were simultaneously performed in an adult male patient with mandibular prognathism and open bite from the lower right to the left first molars. Total active treatment period was 15 months. During the retention period, a tooth positioner was given to obtain proper interdigitation from set-up models. The post-surgical occlusion has been stable without any complication of the mandible and the tongue.
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