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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 198-200

Median cleft lip: A case series from a rural cleft center

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Shriram Hospital, Akola, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Plastic Surgery, VMMC, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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N R Salampuria
Department of Plastic Surgery, Shriram Hospital, Aman Khan Plots, Shastri Nagar, Akola, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jclpca.jclpca_70_17

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Median cleft lip is a midline craniofacial cleft through upper lip. The incidence of craniofacial clefts is about 1:1,000,000 of live births. It indicates the rarity of this anomaly. Hence, this series is being presented. From January 2010 to December 2017, eight cases of the median cleft of upper lip attended the cleft clinic based in rural India. All eight patients had partial midline cleft lip. One patient had abnormal soft tissue mass and one patient had hypertelorism with nasal deformity. All of them underwent surgical repair of median cleft lip using inverted-U incision along with repair of orbicularis oris muscle in the midline. The postoperative symmetry was achieved in 100% of patients with good reconstruction of the philtrum. The associated deformities were left to be managed in second stage. A series of eight cases of partial midline cleft lip has been presented with good surgical outcome.

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