Research Article| Volume 46, ISSUE 7, P616-618, 1993

Early repair of unilateral cleft lip employing a small triangular flap method and primary nasal correction

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      We describe a technique for early unilateral cleft lip and nose repair in the neonatal period which we have used successfully in 84 cases. Some other children have had the same method used at a later time. The method has some advantages which we believe are particularly useful in neonatal repair.


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