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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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TOVANI-PALONE, Marcos Roberto; STRINI PORTINARI BEJA, Gabriela Benedini; PEREZ-FAVERANI, Leonardo  and  RAMALHO-FERREIRA, Gabriel. Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion for complete bilateral cleft lip and palate rehabilitation: Technical features. [online]. 2017, vol.65, n.1, pp.157-160. ISSN 0120-0011.

Cleft lip and/or palate are malformations with wide phenotypic heterogeneity, which require highly complex treatments in most cases. In turn, transverse maxillary deficiency is a common finding in individuals with complete cleft lip and palate, especially as a response to the restrictive effects of the primary reconstructive plastic surgeries. With this in mind, this study aims at presenting the technical description of the case of a patient with bilateral complete cleft lip and palate, who underwent surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion, as well as discussing the relevant particularities.

Keywords : Cleft Lip; Cleft Palate; Surgery; Jaw (MeSH)..

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