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Otologic concerns for cleft lip and palate

The management of patients with cleft lip and palate includes a focus on effective speech and language function. Poor eustachian tube function and middle ear dysfunction mean over 90% of children suffer from otitis media with effusion. This article provides...

Rhinoplasty for the cleft lip and palate patient

The cleft nose is one of the most challenging pathologies for rhinologists and facial plastic surgeons to address. The combination of architectural deformity (related to the extent of lip deformity) and scarring from previous surgery combine to cause the surgical...

Video Atlas of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

This is a well written textbook containing the basic background information and surgical techniques involved in cleft lip and palate surgery. The information is bestowed upon the reader in a clear, concise and logical way whilst being supplemented by sharp...

Cleft lip and palate care in low resource countries

The author explains why the traditional ‘humanitarian mission’ style of charity work needs to change and how the charity CLEFT is making an impact. It is estimated that between 150,000 and 250,000 babies are born each year worldwide with clefts...

Long-term follow-up of maxillary advancement in cleft palate cases

Twenty-two consecutive patients with cleft lip and palate, treated with maxillary advancements and distraction osteogenesis, were followed up for between five and 13 years. They were divided into two groups, those who were still growing and those whose growth was...

Complications of plates in fibula free flaps

Good functional reconstruction of the mandible remains challenging for the maxillofacial surgeon. The fibula osteocutaneous flap is widely used as a method of mandibular reconstruction and it can withstand multiple osteotomies and a thus requires hardware to adapt and hold...

Is it possible to fix condylar neck fractures with one plate?

Fractures of the condylar neck are fairly common and account for over 25% of all mandible fractures. Over the years a number of modalities have been used to fix these fractures. Direct reduction is complicated by the overlying proximity of...

Biodegradable plates in lateral orbitotomy surgery

This is a description of a new method for fixating the bone flap during a lateral orbitotomy. The technique involves the use of an absorbable lactide plate. This is warmed in a water bath to allow trimming and moulding to...

Locked or unlocked

This is as systematic review and meta-analysis from the Netherlands, evaluating postoperative complications of mandibular fractures using locking and non-locking systems. It is suggested that postoperative complications of surgical treatment of mandibular fractures occur in 20-26% of patients, and it...

Rhinoplasty for cleft nose deformity

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. Modern cleft lip and palate repairs produce excellent functional and aesthetic results...