Research Article| Volume 5, ISSUE 2, P77-86, 1949

The premaxilla in bilateral clefts of lip and palate

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      • 1.
        The anatomy of the premaxilla is discussed together with the deformity its maldevelopment creates in bilateral clefts of the lip and palate.
      • 2.
        The problems of repair are reviewed.
      • 3.
        A method of combining premaxillary reposition with the Veau technique of repairing the lip and palate is described.
      • 4.
        An operation for secondary elevation of the nasal tip is outlined.
      • 5.
        An interim report is given on twenty bilateral cases treated by reposition of the premaxilla.


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