Repairing the cleft lip nasal deformity

Academic Article


  • Objective: The repair of the cleft lip nose and nasal deformity remains a challenging endeavor for reconstructive surgeons. Psychosocially, this complex, multifaceted deformity significantly stigmatizes the patient. Numerous techniques have been advocated by multiple authors for the treatment and reconstruction of these deformities, usually requiring serial staged reconstructions. Method: Described is our technique for early primary repair of the cleft lip nasal deformity. The use of multiple suspension sutures to repair the nasal defect facilitates the repair of even very wide cleft lips. Conclusions: These maneuvers provide an aesthetic and functional repair of the nasal defect in conjunction with the lip repair. Long-term results have minimized the need for surgical revision.
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    Author List

  • De la Torre JI; Gallagher PM; Douglas BK; Tenenhaus M
  • Start Page

  • 234
  • End Page

  • 242
  • Volume

  • 37
  • Issue

  • 3