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Soft tissue diagnosis in maxillofacial surgery: A preliminary study on three-dimensional face geometrical features-based analysis

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To obtain the best surgical results in orthognathic surgery, treatment planning and evaluation of results should be performed. In these operations it is necessary to provide the physician with powerful tools that can underline the behavior of soft tissue. For this reason, considering the improvements provided by the use of 3D scanners in medical diagnosis, we propose a methodology for analyzing facial morphology working with geometrical features. The methodology has been tested on patients with malocclusion in order to analyze the reliability and efficiency of the provided diagnostic results.
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10.1007/s00266-009-9410-4
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