Application of a new method for anthropometric analysis of the nose

Katsuaki Mishima, Toshio Sugahara, Yoshihide Mori, Masayoshi Sakuda

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An accurate, quantitative method of measuring external nasal formed was developed in which facial plaster models were measured with a highly accurate contact-type three-dimensional coordinate measurement apparatus. Subsequently, we have developed techniques to identify the landmarks of a face automatically from the threedimensional data and to superimpose two sets of data automatically for the purpose of sectional and longitudinal analyses, respectively. These techniques were applied to patients with unilateral cleft lip nasal deformities. Consequently, we were able to observe shifts in the facial landmarks and subtle three-dimensional changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-644
Number of pages8
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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