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April 1975

Symposium on Management of Cleft Lip and Palate and Associated Deformities

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(4):264. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780330060016

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Abstract

This is volume 8 of symposia organized by the Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons held at Duke University Medical Center, April 12 to 14, 1973.

The authors have clearly been selected because of their particular contributions or views on matters of current debate in the field of cleft lip and palate. The majority of contributors are plastic surgeons with other representatives from the fields of orthodontics, speech, anatomy, otolaryngology, and psychology.

The subject is subdivided into sections on general considerations in etiology and management, unilateral cleft lip, bilateral cleft lip, cleft palate, and secondary procedures in the treatment of cleft lip and palate patients. Otologic problems, the physiology of speech, the correction of velopharyngeal insufficiency, and the timing and use of orthodontic and bone grafting procedures are included in the section on cleft palate.

The various techniques of surgical repair of unilateral and bilateral

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