Labial incompetence in mobius syndrome: Lefort I impaction case report and review of management strategies

Elbert E. Vaca, Sergey Y. Turin, Arun K. Gosain*

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Abstract

Difficulty with speech intelligibility in Mobius syndrome patients due to bilabial incompetence is common yet rarely discussed. We present a patient with Mobius syndrome who underwent counterclockwise LeFort I impaction to improve her labial competence. In addition, we present a literature review of management strategies for labial incompetence correction in Mobius patients. At 7-year follow-up after LeFort 1 impaction, the patient reports improvement in speech intelligibility, specifically regarding the ability to pronounce bilabial consonants. This is the first published report of LeFort I impaction to improve labial competence and bilabial consonant pronunciation in a Mobius syndrome patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1313-1315
Number of pages3
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume55
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Bilabial incompetence
  • LeFort osteotomy
  • Mobius syndrome
  • Speech disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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