Orofacial clefts are the most prevalent craniofacial birth defects and these malformations transform an infant with severe functional and esthetic handicaps. Cleft lip and palate is a common malformation that occurs in about 2 in 1000 live births. The cleft can vary from a hardly visible furrow in the palate or on one side of the lip to bilateral complete clefts of the lip, alveolus and palate. Clefts of the lip, alveolus and palate are highly complicated malformations. The problems associated such as speech, function, esthetic, and socio-psychological and more precisely deleterious effect on the growth and development of teeth, alveolus and jaws. A specialized corrective surgery is mandatory and indicated in early months of life to achieve the best outcome to improve the function and appearance. We are presenting a case of unilateral incomplete cleft lip with primary repair in a 4months and 20days baby boy. [Patil R NJIRM 2014; 5(5):120-123]
Unilateral Incomplete Cleft Lip- Chieloplasty: A Case Report.