DOI: 10.1177/10556656231212264 ISSN: 1055-6656

Modified Mucosal Reconstruction in Unilateral Complete Cleft of Lip and Primary Palate: Surgical Technique and Practical Strategies

Rafael Denadai, Lun-Jou Lo
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oral Surgery


The nasal floor and intraoral lining reconstruction of unilateral complete cleft of lip and primary palate has sparsely been reported. Solution: This article combines the previously-described C-flap mucosal flap and inferior turbinate flap with the newly-described lateral nasal mucosal flap for the mucosal repair of this uncommon subtype of deformity. Valuable practical strategies are offered to optimize the surgical execution within a limited pediatric intranasal surgical access, targeting to minimize tissue trauma and bleeding.

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