Evaluation of a combination of the Abbé flap and the Le Fort I osteotomy in CLP patients

Evaluation of a combination of the Abbé flap and the Le Fort I osteotomy in CLP patients The purpose of this paper is to present the experience with 4 adult CLP patients with severe maxillary hypoplasia and an unacceptable upper lip. This was corrected with a Le Fort I advancement osteotomy en bloc or in two segments, bone grafting the alveolar cleft if present and an Abbé flap. The combination of a Le Fort I osteotomy and an Abbé flap resulted in satisfactory functional and aesthetic improvement in all 4 adult CLP patients without complications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Evaluation of a combination of the Abbé flap and the Le Fort I osteotomy in CLP patients

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 1998 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050062
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present the experience with 4 adult CLP patients with severe maxillary hypoplasia and an unacceptable upper lip. This was corrected with a Le Fort I advancement osteotomy en bloc or in two segments, bone grafting the alveolar cleft if present and an Abbé flap. The combination of a Le Fort I osteotomy and an Abbé flap resulted in satisfactory functional and aesthetic improvement in all 4 adult CLP patients without complications.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: May 8, 1998

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