[Primary correction of lip and nose abnormalities in complete unilateral cleft. 1: Lip reconstruction].Acta Stomatol Belg 1993; 90(4):235-49AS
This first part of an article on primary repair of the unilateral cleft lip and nose is dealing with the lip deformity. A differentiated labial and nasal muscle reconstruction is as important as an esthetic skin closure. A symmetrical bone platform and a limited tissue defect are ideal conditions for the definitive lip repair. The combination of a lip/nose adhesion and a growth guidance plate is able to create these conditions in a period of four months.