Primary Bilateral Two-Stage Cleft Lip/Nose Repair: Part II.
Xu, Haisong MD *+; Salyer, Kenneth E. MD, FACS, FAAP, FICS +++; Genecov, Edward R. DDS, FICD, FACD [S]
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
20(8) Suppl 2:1927-1933, September 2009.
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The Dallas surgical protocol for primary bilateral cleft lip/nose repair depends on the anatomy of the deformity. In cases of asymmetric bilateral clefts, an extremely small prolabium (<6 mm in vertical high) or a displaced premaxilla, a 2-stage lip repair was performed. At the same time, assessment of the tissue available for the columella determined the approach to the nose. In this part, the technique of 2-stage lip/nose repair of the bilateral cleft lip and palate is reviewed, and the long-term outcomes are presented.
(C) 2009 Mutaz B. Habal, MD