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November 1927

SURGICAL CORRECTION OF CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE

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FRANKLIN, PA.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1927;6(5):434-445. doi:10.1001/archotol.1927.00610010458005
Abstract

My paper is presented for the purpose of creating more interest in a procedure which should be a part of the work of the rhinologist. Especially is this true for those who are surgically inclined, for the reason that in the surgical correction of cleft lip and cleft palate a knowledge of nasal surgery is essential in order to give the best cosmetic results, and to increase the functional activities of the nasal chambers. It therefore follows that surgical correction alone of cleft lip and cleft palate does not suffice to procure the desired results. The operative procedures which I shall describe are not original, but are a combination of methods which have given me the best results, after trying several of the universally employed operations during the past twelve years.

Briefly stated, cleft lip and cleft palate are malformations due to nonunion of certain embryonic processes.

CLEFT LIP I

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