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Unilateral primary lip/nose repair, closed approach using the Dallas protocol presents step-by-step technique with 10 completed cases. Adjustments and corrections frequently used in the lip/nose repair are presented. A discussion of various techniques used today with their advantages and disadvantages is reviewed. Ten completed cases are presented with their long-term outcomes. Recommendations for developing countries regarding this and other techniques are made for the care of the unilateral primary cleft lip, nose, alveolus, and palate.

(C) 2009 Mutaz B. Habal, MD