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New Technique for Closure of Alveolar Cleft With Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Garcia, Botero Alejandra, MD*; Prada, Madrid Rolando, MD; Ávila-Portillo, Luz Mabel, DMD; Rojas, Holguin Nancy, DMD§; Gómez-Ortega, Viviana, MD||; Menze, Erica, MD*

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 663–666
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004967
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This article presents the case of a newly born female patient with a cleft of the primary palate (alveolar cleft), with an in utero diagnosis of the described cleft, from whom umbilical cord stem cells are obtained and cryopreserved. The patient is managed with nasoalveolar molding, and at 5 months of age, she is taken to surgery for cheiloplasty and gingivoperiostioplasty with umbilical cord stem cells. A radiographic and CT follow-up is carried out on the described cleft.

*Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital de San José, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Servicio Cirugía Plástica Estética y Reconstructiva – Pabellón Arcadio Forero

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital de Infantil Universitario de San José, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud

Banco de Células Stem de Colombia, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada

§Hospital de San José, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud

||Fundación Santa Fé de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Botero Alejandra Garcia, MD, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital de San José, Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud, Carrera 19 No 8 – 32 Servicio Cirugía Plástica Estética y Reconstructiva – Pabellón Arcadio Forero, Bogotá, Colombia; E-mail: alebotero@hotmail.com

Received 30 May, 2018

Accepted 19 July, 2018

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.