Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2016 - Volume 27 - Issue 3 - p 756–759
In this article, the authors describe their use of the upper triangular flap method to repair unilateral cleft lips in 250 patients with cosmetically appealing and predictable results. This method produces a straight philtral column scar that is parallel to the noncleft side and hides the surgical scars on the medial aspect of the nostril and in the lip-columellar crease. [link]
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Cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, is a common birth defect that causes feeding problems, speech problems, hearing problems, and frequent ear infections. It can also have a significant psychological impact on a child's self esteem.
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Before and one week after pictures of a young boy who underwent the life transforming cleft-lip surgery.
One of the operating suites in Africa where cleft-lip surgeries are performed.
The surgery team discussing prior to starting a case.
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