Repairing unilateral cleft lip using improved Onizuka method
Du Xiaoyang, Shui Qingfu, Chu Yanjun et al (The Plastic Department of Anhui Provincial Hospital,Hefei 230001)
Objective To seek an ideal method for repairing unilateral cleft lip. Methods Improved Onizuka's method was used in unilateral cleft lip closure. Twenty two patients with unilateral cleft lip were successfully tr eated with this method from 1997 to 2002. Results After operation all patients obtained satisfactory facial appearance. There was not any complic ation in all patients. Conclusion This technique is an easy, saf e and reliable method for unilateral cleft lip closure.