Incidence of operative procedures on cleft lip and palate patients

Donald Mackay, Mohamed Mazahari, William P. Graham, Keith Jeffords, David Leber, Paul Gorman, J. D. Lieser, Scott Wrye, Richard Kutz, Gregory Saggers

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The incidence of operative procedures in a group of 374 cleft lip and palate patients was determined by a chart review. These patients were part of a long term study funded by the National Institute of Dental Research at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. The chart review provided a breakdown of the primary and secondary procedures performed on the patients. Although the secondary procedures carried out were underestimated in this study, it is clear that these operations comprise a major component of the successful treatment of these patients. The results of the study and the implications in today's managed care environment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-448
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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