Cleft Lip Repair, Nasoalveolar Molding, and Primary Cleft Rhinoplasty

Aditi A. Bhuskute, Travis Tate Tollefson

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Abstract

Cleft lip and palate are the fourth most common congenital birth defect. Management requires multidisciplinary care owing to the complexity of these clefts on midface growth, dentition, Eustachian tube function, and lip and nasal cosmesis. Repair requires planning, but can be performed systematically to reduce variability of outcomes. The use of primary rhinoplasty at the time of cleft lip repair can improve nose symmetry and reduce nasal deformity. Use of nasoalveolar molding ranging from lip taping to the use of preoperative infant orthopedics has played an important role in improving functional and cosmetic results of cleft lip repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-466
Number of pages14
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Cleft rhinoplasty
  • Nasoalveolar molding
  • Subunit cleft repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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