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Prasetyanugraheni Kreshanti
Siti Handayani
Forry Fortuna
Julieta Pancawati
Amila Jeni Susanto
Grace Wangge
Alita Indania

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Background : Honey given as oral drops significantly precipitate epithelialization of the lateral palatal defects post two-flap palatoplasty by 2.1 times. Honey is believed to reduce wound contraction, scar formation, and would contribute as an important factor that will result in a satisfactory maxillary growth. The aim of this study is to evaluate maxillary growth as the long-term effect of rapid epithelialization of the palates treated by honey oral drops.


Method : This is a case control study consisting of 2 groups; comparing maxillary growth of the UCCLP patients that were and were not given honey as oral drops following their two-flap palatoplasty in 2011-2012. The cephalometric measurements were recorded and the dental cast are evaluated using GOSLON Yardstick method.
Result : This study included a total of 20 patients. Goslon Yardstick type IV are the most frequent GOSLON on both groups (40%) with moderate inter-rater reliability between examiner 1-2 and 2-3 (kappa; 0.583 and 0.512) and substantial between examiner 1-3 (kappa 0.716). Forty-percent of SNA angle in the honey group were considered as normal, while only 20% normal SNA angle were found in the control group.
Conclusion: Honey oral drops following two-flap palatoplasty resulted in satisfactory SNA angle. As the completion of maxillary growth occurs at the age of 20, the results of this study would only serve as a preliminary report. Other measures to support maxillary growth should also be taken into account. Further studies are warranted to discover innovations in surgical technique that may be a major contributing factor in maxillary growth.






Keywords: Maxillary growth, Two Flap Palatoplasty, honey









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Kreshanti P, Handayani S, Fortuna F, Pancawati J, Susanto AJ, Wangge G, Indania A. Maxillary Growth Evaluation Of Patients With Unilateral Complete Cleft Lip And Palate After Two Flap Palatoplasty With Honey Oral Drops. J Plast Rekons [Internet]. 2019Oct.1 [cited 2020May30];5(2):211-9. Available from: http://www.jprjournal.com/index.php/jpr/article/view/256