Algorithms for the treatment of cleft lip and palate.Clin Plast Surg. 1998 Oct; 25(4):493-507, vii.CP
Developing standardized outcomes and algorithms of treatment is a constantly evolving task. This article examines four variables in this process: cleft type, operative technique, surgical experience, and timing. Input from international cleft lip and palate programs regarding techniques and treatment modalities provide a dynamic tool for assessment and the development of guidelines in the treatment of the cleft lip and palate patient.