Review of secondary alveolar cleft repair

  title={Review of secondary alveolar cleft repair},
  author={Gui-Youn Cho-Lee and Eloy-Miguel Garc{\'i}a-D{\'i}ez and R Nunes and Carles Mart{\'i}-Pag{\'e}s and Ram{\'o}n Sieira-Gil and Alejandro Rivera-Bar{\'o}},
  booktitle={Annals of maxillofacial surgery},
INTRODUCTION The alveolar cleft is a bony defect that is present in 75% of the patients with cleft lip and palate. Although secondary alveolar cleft repair is commonly accepted for these patients, nowadays, controversy still remains regarding the surgical technique, the timing of the surgery, the donor site, and whether the use of allogenic materials improve the outcomes. The purpose of the present review was to evaluate the protocol, the surgical technique and the outcomes in a large… CONTINUE READING


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