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Narsete Thomas A. MD
Annals of Plastic Surgery: December 1997
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Rotation advancement is a well-known technique in cleft lip repair. This procedure corrects lip length and abnormal muscle insertion, and allows for accurate approximation of lip structures. It is a widely accepted standard of practice for congenital harelip repair that teaches fundamental principles of reconstructive surgery. An innovation is presented in which this procedure is used to correct a traumatic lip ectropion. The anatomic design is identical to a congenital cleft lip repair. The benefits of this approach are discussed in an interesting patient report.

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