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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00PM - 3:00PM


(C) 201B


Cleft Lip and Palate: Primary Surgical Repair Techniques

Daniel Buchbinder, DMD, MD
Professor and Chief, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

Rafael Ruiz-Rodriguez, DDS
Professor and Chairman, University of Mexico, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Mexico
Mexico City, DF, Mexico


A review of the most comon surgical procedures for the repair of primary cleft lip and palate deformities will be decribed in a systematic approach . The Tennison Randall and Millard lip repair techniques and the Veau, Langenback, VY pushback and furlow palatal repair procedures will be highlighted. The indications, planning and step by step instructions will be presented. The advantages and disadvantages for each of these techniques will be reviewed. Finally, time permitting minor revision procedures to repair residual palatal fistulaes and correct residual whistle tip lip deformities will also be addressed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the incidence and anatomy patho-physiology of the cleft lip palate deformity
  2. Understand the timing and procedures most commonly utilized in the surgical repair of the cleft lip and palate deformities.

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