Surgery of the cleft lip and nose--the GOStA approach.B-ENT. 2006; 2 Suppl 4:29-31.B
The technique for primary correction of the cleft lip and nose, as practised by The North Thames Cleft Lip and Palate Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital/St Andrew's Centre (GOStA) has evolved over 28 years of personal experience. It is an amalgamation of techniques developed by many others with some personal modifications. Patients are routinely audited at 5, 10, 15 and 20 years and outcomes evaluated and compared with other centres where possible. Secondary surgery of lip and nose is based on the same principles of anatomical reconstruction used in the primary surgery.