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a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

Synonyms for cleft

a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)

having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib

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Mohebbi, "Need for revision surgery after alveolar cleft repair," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.
Additional objectives of nasoalveolar molding include reduction in the width of the alveolar cleft segments.
* Retraction of the pre-maxilla in a slow and gentle process to achieve continuity with the posterior alveolar cleft segments.
Alveolar cleft reconstruction is a major challenge in cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) patients and golden standard protocol is to perform bone grafting (BG) before canine eruption and subsequent or- thodontic closure.
Failure of fusion of the processes, failure of mesodermal penetration, failure of naso-optic groove formation are various explanations of the deformity.[R] The upper lip cleft is located at the same region as commonly seen cleft lip and the alveolar cleft lies between the lateral incisor and the canine tooth.[R] However, as the cleft travels north bound, it undermines the nasal alar base to the medial canthus and produce coloboma of the lower eyelid medial to the punctum.[R] The vertical distance between the base of the ala and the medial canthus is reduced.[R] The medial canthus is displaced inferiorly and the nasolacrimal duct system is disrupted.
Reconstruction of the alveolar cleft: can growth factor-aided tissue engineering replace autologous bone grafting?
Mandibular bone graft material for reconstruction of alveolar cleft defects: long-term results.
Three-dimensional assessment of the eruption path of the canine in individuals with bone-grafted alveolar clefts using cone beam computed tomography.
Lopez, "Interest of mineralized plasmatic matrix in secondary autogenous bone graft for the treatment of alveolar clefts," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.
Among the topics are effective cleft lip surgery, growth of the dentofacial complex in the presence of cleft lip and palate, repairing alveolar clefts by bone grafting, cleft speech-assessment and management, genetics and embryogenesis, neural crest cells in development of CL/P, genetic analysis of CL/P at the present and its prospects for the future, the preventive effect of folic acid and other vitamins on congenital anomalies, and methods for dietary surveys aimed to prevent CL/P.