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Cleft - Ultimate Treatment

A. PROTOCOL FOR A “CLEFT SYNDROME” There is no established treatment protocol for patients with severe facial cleft disfigurement. However, principles in treatment sequence should be applied.

The main points when performing corrective surgery are:  

Skeletal deformity - needs to be corrected before addressing the soft tissue; this includes cleft nasal deformities 

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Speech impairment – always to be addressed as of paramount importance

Dental deformity (especially the position of the anterior teeth) - should be corrected before the final cleft lip correction

Aesthetic soft tissue deformity(ies) - cleft lip, cleft nose or other aspects of the facial soft tissue region

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Cleft Ultimate Treatment  

Book: Cleft Ultimate Treatment -- Oro-facial and Cranio-maxillo-facial Deformities (Second Edition) Authors: Dr. Kurt Butow and Dr. Roger Z...

Cleft Ultimate Treatment  

Book: Cleft Ultimate Treatment -- Oro-facial and Cranio-maxillo-facial Deformities (Second Edition) Authors: Dr. Kurt Butow and Dr. Roger Z...

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