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J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2000 Winter;24(2):123-8.

Ultrasonographic and electromyographic evaluation of the labial musculature in children with repaired cleft lips.

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  • 1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Derlakatte, Mangalore-574 160, Karnataka, India.


Muscle thickness and activity of the labial musculature in twenty seven children aged 4 to 12 years, with repaired cleft lips were measured using ultrasonographic and electromyographic techniques respectively. The results demonstrated that the muscle thickness and muscle activity were more at the repaired area when compared to that at the normal areas, adjacent to the repaired area, on either side. No significant positive correlation was noted between the muscle thickness and muscle activity.

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