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The Very Long Term Outcome of A Primary Incomplete Cleft Lip Repair

Clefts of the orofacial region are one of the most common congenital facial deformities. While not frequent by the numbers (more or less 1:1,000 births) they are still high in the list of potential facial birth defects. In the state of Indiana, for example, where about 80,000 births occur per year, almost one hundred new Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Male Incomplete Cleft Lip Repair

Background: Cleft lip and palate is a common and well known congenital deformity. It is typically perceived in its fullest presentation with a complete cleft through the lip, alveolus and palate. Even the nose is not usually perceived as part of the cleft, in the compete cleft the nose is also severely affected both internally Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – The Adolescent Cleft Septorhinoplasty

Background: The unilateral cleft lip and palate is the most common orofacial deformity. While the cleft through the lip and palate is the most obvious component to it, adjacent structures are also affected. This is very apparent in the nose with the classic depressed and widened nostril on the cleft side. The correction of the Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Primary Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair

Background: Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common facial birth defects. On average and as a simplistic statement, it presents amongst all races and sexes combined at 1:1000 birth occurrence rate. It has a wide variability in the degree of involvement of the lip and palate. But the unilateral cleft lip and Read More…

The Tongue Flap in Cleft Palate Fistula Closure

The tongue evokes a lot of different reactions from people because of its appearance, location and use in various gestures. While unusual in appearance and movements, its importance in oral function can not be underestimated. It has numerous roles in eating, speech and oral hygiene. It is truly a multifunctional body organ. The tongue is Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Teenage Male Cleft Rhinoplasty

Background: Of all the difficult cases in rhinoplasty surgery, the cleft  nose remains one of the most challenging. While this challenge is magnified in the bilateral cleft nose, it is only slightly less in the unilateral cleft lip and palate patient. The challenge its not in understanding the deformity but working with nasal tissues that Read More…

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