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Repair of cleft lip and simultaneous repair of cleft hard palate with vomer flap in unilateral complete cleft lip and palate: a comparative study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20842387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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METHODS: A prospective study was carried out in 43 patients with UCLP. In Group A, 23 patients underwent cleft lip and cleft hard palate repair with vomer flaps simultaneously, and only cleft lip repair was done in another 20 patients in Group B at the first sitting. After 3 months in both groups, repair of the cleft soft palate and cleft entire palate was done. The gaps of the cleft alveolus and posterior border of the cleft hard palate were measured during the first and second operation, and duration of operations, postoperative complications and requirement of blood transfusion during the operation were also recorded.
RESULTS: The procedure of simultaneous repair of cleft lip and closure of cleft hard palate with a vomer flap is easy to perform. Cleft alveolar and gap of the posterior border of the cleft hard palate were reduced remarkably. No fistula formation occurred and no blood transfusion was needed, but the procedure took some extra operating time. These were compared with simple cleft lip repair.
CONCLUSION: Repairs of cleft lip and simultaneous closure of cleft hard palate with vomer flaps are safe in patients with UCLP, and it makes easy the closure of the soft palate later on and decreases the chance of oronasal fistula.
Authors:
Kazi Md Noor-ul Ferdous; A J M Salek; M Kabirul Islam; Bijiy Krishna Das; A R Khan; Md Shahid Karim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric surgery international     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1437-9813     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Surg. Int.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609169     Medline TA:  Pediatr Surg Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  995-1000     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. kmnferdous@gmail.com
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