The Goslon yardstick applied to a consecutive series of patients with unilateral clefts of the lip and palate.
ABSTRACT First described in 1987, the Goslon yardstick has been used since as a reliable and reproducible means of measuring dental arch relationships and, therefore, the quality of facial growth. The dental study models of a group of 32 consecutively treated patients with unilateral clefts of lip and palate, from the Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, U.K., were analyzed using the Goslon yardstick. More than 50% of the sample were in the unfavorable Goslon groups IV and V. Because of these results, we at Frenchay Hospital now base our related surgical procedures on the early vomerine closure of the anterior hard palate without nasal or alveolar repair at 3 months, followed by primary hard and soft palate closure at 6 months.
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ABSTRACT: This article provides a summary of the main outcome measures currently available and in use within modern cleft care. The fact that there are such a diverse range, including surgical, orthodontic, dental, speech and patient satisfaction measures, is a reflection of the complex, multidisciplinary and longitudinal nature of the care provided. The use of such measures of outcome is essential in the auditing and drive for continued improvements in the standards of care for patients affected with cleft lip and palate.Journal of Orthodontics 02/2014; 41(2). DOI:10.1179/1465313313Y.0000000086
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ABSTRACT: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) operated on by a single surgeon of the cleft reference center of the Lauro Wanderley University Hospital at the Federal University of Paraiba. Forty-four individuals' dental casts diagnosed with CUCLP, born between 1995 and 2002, mean age of 11 years, were evaluated by three calibrated orthodontic specialists and scored by the Great Ormond Street, London and Oslo (GOSLON) yardstick on two occasions. The scores were compared with those observed in other centers around the world. The Kappa test was applied to evaluate the intra- and inter-examiner agreement. Descriptive statistics was applied for the GOSLON yardsticks core. The mean GOSLON score was 2.75. For the GOSLON yardstick, 43.2 % of the sample presented scores 1 and 2, 31.8 % had score 3, and 25 % were with scores 4 and 5. There was very good intra- and inter-examiner Kappa agreement in the application of the GOSLON yardstick. The data suggest favorable outcomes, with 75 % of cases with no need of orthognathic surgery. The Kappa values confirmed the high reproducibility of the GOSLON yardstick.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 07/2013; 18(4). DOI:10.1007/s10006-013-0425-2