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doi: 10.1097/01.PRS.0000130416.86351.24
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A Pastiche for the Cleft Lip Nose

Wolfe, S. Anthony M.D.

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An approach to primary and secondary repair for the cleft lip nasal deformity is presented in a brief form. The approach borrows from a large number of sources, hence the use of the term “pastiche.” The sources include Millard, McComb, Anderl, Mulliken, and Cutting; Gunther, Rohrich, and Tebbetts; and Burget and Menick. A single case from each of the following cleft categories is presented and discussed: primary complete unilateral cleft, primary incomplete asymmetric bilateral cleft, primary complete bilateral cleft, and a secondary bilateral cleft. A description of the treatment method, its rationale, and a discussion are given for each category. There are a great number of varieties of the cleft lip malformation, but the principles presented can be applied to all of them.

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