Assessment of Presurgical Nasoalveolar Moulding (PNAM) in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP)
Dr. Puja Priyadarshini
Midface symmetry is an important indicator of success of complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) treatment. There is little literature on the long-term effects of Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding (PNAM) on Midface symmetry in children treated for CUCLP. The study had been planned in total 4 Pmch Patna Patients undergoing Presurgical nasoalveolar moulding in unilateral cleft lip and palate. The approval institutional ethical committee was taken before conducting this study. The written informed consent was obtained from the parents before the use of any pictures or records for analysis. PNAM has proved to be an effective adjunctive therapy for reducing hard and soft tissue cleft deformity before surgery. However, it is important that parents or caregivers become active members of the treatment plan. This study showed that PNAM therapy improved the nasal aesthetics, decreased the cleft size and aligned the maxillary arch with a reduction in cleft alveolus and palate size in UCLCP patients.
Dr. Puja Priyadarshini. Assessment of Presurgical Nasoalveolar Moulding (PNAM) in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 12, 2016, Pages 90-92