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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2018 December;2(3):47-51

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.18.00139-X

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Reconstruction of resected pre-maxilla in a bilateral cleft lip and palate patient

Eitan BAR DROMA 1, Yaron SHOHAM 2 , Navot GIVOL 1, Eldad SILBERSTEIN 2

1 Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheba, Israel; 2 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheba, Israel



The protruding maxilla in cleft patients represents a major challenge. The goal of treatment is to incorporate the pre-maxilla in a harmonious manner into the maxillary alveolar process. When lost or sacrificed for the benefit of lip closure, the treatment becomes a tenuous and long journey to reconstruct the lost anatomical structures and normal facial appearance. The following case report describes our experience with reconstruction of the face of a young patient suffering from bilateral cleft lip and palate, presenting after loss of the pre-maxilla while treated elsewhere.


KEY WORDS: Cleft lip - Cleft palate - Reconstructive surgical procedures - Mandibular reconstruction

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