[Cleft lip nasal deformity corrected by an alar flap and the alar cartilage sling method].Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao 2003; 25(5):619-21ZY
To search an effective method to correct the secondary nasal deformity.
The "spilth" tissue asymmetry to the another side on the cleft side alar is formed as a flap, which is used to drive up or reconstruct the nostril base (sill), readjust nostril size and shape. The cleft side alar cartilage lateral foot is disassociated, replaced and fixed into the normal place.
Nineteen patients were received this operation, their nasal alar, nostril, sill, on the two sides are symmetry, and the result is good.
The cleft side alar flap and alar cartilage sling procedure is effective to correct secondary cleft lip nasal deformity.