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Perspectives
January 2000

Robert Abbe, MD

Author Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology–Head
and Neck Surgery
3024 New Bern Ave, 305
Raleigh, NC 27610-1255

 

Department of Otolaryngology–Head
 and Neck Surgery
 3024 New Bern Ave, 305
 Raleigh, NC 27610-1255


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(1):74. doi:

ROBERT ABBE, MD (1851-1958) (Figure 1) is best known for the lip switch flap that he described in 1898. For many years, Abbe had been interested in the surgical correction of cleft lip and cleft palate deformities (Figure 2).1 In 1894, he published a detailed description of his surgical approach to correct facial clefts. Abbe advocated the use of either the Mirault or Hagedorn procedure for unilateral cleft lip. He recognized the importance of cheiloplasty in the construction of the labial tubercle and placement of the philtral dimple in the midline.

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