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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-56

Repair of minor true hare lip using V-Y plasty: How i do it

Department of ENT, Al-Azhar University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Abdelrahman EM Ezzat
Department of ENT, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University Hospitals, Cairo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.155089

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Background: Minor true hare lip is rare central midline deficiency of the upper lip. There are multiple techniques but little consensus on the preferred surgical technique. Materials And Methods: A transoral approach for repair using mucosal V-Y plasty is described by employing a vertical inverted V incision. Result: The contour of the free labial border immediately improves with avoidance of skin scar. Conclusions: The midline cleft lip notch or minor true (hare lip) midline clefts can be effectively treated by mucosal lengthening using a V-Y plasty. Moreover, the ability to augment the tubercle with mucosa through a VY plasty is simple and easy.

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