Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 7

Intraoperative Anatomical Surface Marking and Cone Beam Computerized Tomography for Assessment of the Hamulus in Palatoplasty by Younger Cleft Surgeons

Bergonzani M1, Uy V2, Zeinalddin M3 and Lotha B4*

1Maxillo-Facial Surgery Division, Parma University Hospital, Italy
2OMS Resident, OMF hospital, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
3Craniofacial Orthodontist Star Care Hospital, Senior Lecturer Oman Dental College, Oman
4Craniofacial Cleft Surgeon, Yemen Global Smiles, Sanaa, Yemen

*Corresponding Author: Lotha B, Craniofacial Cleft Surgeon, Yemen Global Smiles, Sanaa, Yemen.

Received: June 17, 2020; Published: July 02, 2020



Understanding the surface anatomy markers for the hamulus in palate surgery is often a useful pointer to the position of the hook of hamulus during cleft palate surgery. This innovative idea is of particular use in Veau 1 and 2 where only medial incisions are used. Younger cleft surgeons feel more comfortable when they are able to clearly see palate structures during careful dissection. Using the intraoperative method of marking out the position of the hamulus makes the whole process of identifying the hook of hamulus a lot simpler. Drawing a vertical line from the mid tuberosity which intersects a horizontal from the level of the posterior spine, the hamulus which lies a few mm below and medial to the intersection, can easily be found. We divide each region into clockwise zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and found the position to be consistent in zone 4, slightly medial and below the intersection of the two lines. This finding was also noted on cone beam CT images of adult and pediatric palates.

Keywords: Hamulus; Palatoplasty; Cleft Palate Training



Citation: Bergonzani M., et al. “Intraoperative Anatomical Surface Marking and Cone Beam Computerized Tomography for Assessment of the Hamulus in Palatoplasty by Younger Cleft Surgeons”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.7 (2020): 150-153.

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