Modern operative technic| Volume 86, ISSUE 2, P200-205, August 1953

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Plastic surgery in reconstructing the primary cleft lip and nasal deformity

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      Surgery on the primary cleft lip must include all the principles of plastic repair and an overall plan to allow for growth. Minimal scars and an effort to obtain normal position of the structures is the prime aim to obliterate the cleft lip facies.
      An operative procedure to gain optimum improvement of the nasal deformity is presented.
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        • Brown J.B.
        • McDowell F.
        Simplified design for repair of single cleft lips.
        Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 1945; 80: 12-26
        • Brown J.B.
        • McDowell F.
        • Byars L.T.
        Double clefts of the lip.
        Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 1947; 85: 2-29
        • Lamont E.S.
        Reparative plastic surgery in secondary cleft lip and nasal deformities.
        Surg., Gynec. & Obst. 1945; 80: 322-334