In the United States, cleft lip occurs in approximately 1 child of every 1,000 live births. Cleft lip can be complete or incomplete. Complete cleft lip involves the entire vertical length of the lip and incomplete cleft lip can be any fraction of the length. Classification of cleft lip also entails defining unilateral or bilateral involvement. Repair is directed based on the type of lip deformity. The focus of this article is on the repair of unilateral cleft lip repair.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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