Management of cleft lip and palate and cleft orthognathic considerations

Jeffrey N. James, Bernard J. Costello, Ramon L. Ruiz

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Cleft lip and palate are among the most common congenital anomalies in humans. The treatment of this group of patients is best conducted by a multidisciplinary team approach. This article discusses the accepted treatment algorithm and timeline, as well as special considerations for this patient group when performing orthognathic surgery. Patients with cleft lip and palate often present with significantly more technical and challenging procedures, so clinicians should familiarize themselves with these special considerations before attempting to care for these individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-572
Number of pages8
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Cleft orthognathic surgery
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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