Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair: A Quantitative Scale Assessment of Postoperative Lip and Nose Scars Across 2 Operative Techniques

Conclusions Using 3 validated scar assessment scales, no significant difference was found between the extended Mohler and Millard techniques in terms of lip or nose scars.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

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Despite the improvement of primary repair of nasal deformities during the management of cleft lip in infancy, this does not exclude the need for revision rhinoplasty in adulthood for complete patients’ rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the aesthetic outcome of secondary rhinoplasty using costal cartilage grafts in patients with unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity. Twenty patients who were operated at earlier ages for correction of cleft lip and had a residual unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity were included in this study. Costal cartilage rib grafts were harvested; carved and used for maxil...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions: Significant nasal correction can be achieved by means of reconstruction of nasal foundation, without nasal tip dissection. Preservation of tissue planes may allow for easier secondary revision, if necessary. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Pediatric/Craniofacial: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the timing, type, and associated adjunct procedures for secondary cleft rhinoplasty nationally. DESIGN: Data were extracted from a national database of all secondary cleft rhinoplasty procedures (Current Procedural Terminology [CPT] codes 30460 and 30462). Frequency statistics were utilized to analyze demographics, comorbidities, surgical procedures, and timing. Chi-squared analysis and Fisher exact test were used for analysis. SETTING: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program-Pediatric Database. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1720 patients met inclusion criteria for sec...
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Posterior cleft dimensions can be a modest indicator for the prognosis of velopharyngeal function at age 5 years, when the soft palate is closed first, independently on the timing of hard palate repair. Antero-posterior palatal length seems to protect from velopharyngeal insufficiency and hypernasality. However, the association found was significant but low. PMID: 31505955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our method of combining labial muscle reconstruction through a personalized, small incision effectively corrects microform cleft lip deformity with minimal scar burden.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion: Tongue flap remains the flap of choice for managing very difficult and challenging anterior palatal fistulas compared to local flaps.
Source: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Functional closure of the orbicularis oris muscle and esthetic reconstruction of nasolabial components are impossible in patients with severely deformed premaxilla. Here, we review a surgical strategy for pati...
Source: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Tessier No 3 facial cleft (oro-nasal-ocular clefts) is the rarest and most challenging of all the Tessier clefts. Reports on Tessier No 3 clinical findings, surgical techniques, and outcomes are varied due to the scarcity of patients and the wide range of phenotypic findings. The authors present our experience of 2 children born with Tessier No 3 clefts who were both managed at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. Our purpose is to add knowledge on this rare craniofacial cleft by providing detailed soft tissue findings, skeletal findings, operative techniques, early postoperative outcome, and suggestions of a treatment protoc...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions: A cleft lip simulator that allows performance of a cleft lip repair and primary rhinoplasty from start to finish was developed and pilot tested. The simulator provides a training platform to gain experience in cleft lip repair before operating on real patients.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Ideas and Innovations Source Type: research
This article aims to describe the relevant anatomy and its aberrancy as well as discuss the surgical techniques to repair the cleft nasal deformity.
Source: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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