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Craniofacial, Unilateral Cleft Lip RepairArticle by Hongshik Han, MD, Nak-Heon Kang, MD and Pravin K Patel, MD Introduction The unilateral cleft lip is one of the most common congenital deformities. A large variation in clinical presentation exists, from the near normal-lFooking scar of the minimal incomplete cleft of the lip, the forme fruste, to the more typical wide, gaping cleft lip involving the maxillary alveolus and palate with a splayed nasal ala bridging the gap across the cleft. Perhaps no other congenital [...]

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Preparing questions in advance can help parents have more meaningful discussions with their physicians regarding their child’s treatment options. The following questions related to cleft lip and palate may be helpful to you and your family.How severe is my child’s cleft? What other problems is my child likely to experience due to his/her cleft? What specialists will be involved in my child’s treatment? Will my infant require special feeding methods? What surgeries will my child need to treat his/her cleft? At what age can the [...]

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