Afroze incision for functional cheiloseptoplasty.
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SourceJournal of Craniofacial Surgery, 20 Suppl 2, 2, (2009), pp. 1733-6
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
vol. 20 Suppl 2
SubjectNCEBP 2: Evaluation of complex medical interventions; ONCOL 3: Translational research
Repair of unilateral cleft lip is a fascinating and challenging procedure. Although a great number of operations have been described for the unilateral cleft lip repair, none fulfill all the plastic surgical criteria, and in most cases, cleft lip repairs require secondary operations in an attempt to achieve described goals of primary cheiloplasty. The Afroze incision is a combination 2 incisions, that is, the Millard incision on the noncleft side and Pfeiffer incision on the cleft side. The flap design is the Millard flap on the noncleft side rotated downward, and the peak of the distal curve of the Pfeiffer flap is positioned in the triangular defect formed by the movement of the Millard flap. The proximal curve lengthens downward to receive the Millard's "C" flap. The advantage of this technique is that there is no tension on the postoperative scar because the incision is essentially horizontal in nature, and the contracture of the scar occurs horizontally rather than vertically. Primary septal repositioning is performed, which provides stability and exact positioning of the previously lifted alar crus of the cleft side and nasal tip, and the nose can grow in a balanced way with equal muscular force being exerted on both sides. This incision can be used in all types of complete unilateral cleft lip regardless of the width of the cleft, shortening the cleft lip segment.
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