Secondary correction of bilateral cleft lip deformity with simultaneous Abbe flap and nasal repair

Y. Yoshimura, T. Nakajima, Y. Nakanishi, K. Yoneda

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Abstract

For secondary repair of a bilateral cleft lip deformity with a short columella and defective upper lip, simultaneous correction of the lip and nose is ideal. We perform a nasal repair through a bilateral reverse-U incision and columella elongation using the upper lip. An Abbe flap is then transferred to the upper lip defect. This procedure enables total reconstruction of characteristic bilateral cleft lip deformities in one stage. We have applied this method to 15 patients (9 males and 6 females) with an average age of 18.7 years. Although some patients need jaw surgery, all have been satisfied with the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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