Case report| Volume 65, ISSUE 12, P1720-1721, December 2012

The Newcastle flip operation for bilateral cleft lip muscle repair


      Repair of bilateral cleft lip is a challenging operation as the prolabium and premaxilla can be very protrusive. We present a simple one stage technique allowing functional repair of bilateral cleft lip.


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