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Making a Little History with the Chang Gung Cleft Lip Repair.

Kang GC, Huang JJ, Chang CS, Por YC, Chen PK, Chen JP, Chen YR - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2015)

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Affiliation: Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

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Since then, Noordhoff and his staff and Chang Gung international fellows have gone on to perform unilateral cleft lip repair using this same technique faithfully and successfully for thousands of patients in Taiwan and worldwide transforming lives for the better... It turned out that her dog was born with a left unilateral complete cleft lip, and aside from the aesthetic deformity, the dog had mild oral incompetence during feeding (Fig. 1)... This was a situation we Chang Gung plastic surgeons could not refuse because for the first time in history we proceeded to repair the cleft lip of a dog using the Chang Gung technique... Primary repair of the lip was accomplished using Polyglactin 3-0 suture (Vicryl, Ethicon, USA) suture with at least 6 knots per suture for extra security... True to the technique, no alar crease incision was required, and a laterally based vermillion flap was used to achieve the vermillion-mucosal junction balance... One dose of penicillin was administered postoperatively... An Elizabethan collar was kept on for 2 weeks to avoid trauma to the surgical site, and the postoperative course was uneventful... At 3-year follow-up (Fig. 2), the lip repair was stable, and the dog owner reported no further problems with feeding... We are proud to announce that the Chang Gung unilateral cleft lip repair is applicable to canine patients... The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article... The Article Processing Charge was paid for by the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

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Three years after Chang Gung cleft lip repair surgery.
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Figure 2: Three years after Chang Gung cleft lip repair surgery.

Mentions: An Elizabethan collar was kept on for 2 weeks to avoid trauma to the surgical site, and the postoperative course was uneventful. At 3-year follow-up (Fig. 2), the lip repair was stable, and the dog owner reported no further problems with feeding. We are proud to announce that the Chang Gung unilateral cleft lip repair is applicable to canine patients.


Making a Little History with the Chang Gung Cleft Lip Repair.

Kang GC, Huang JJ, Chang CS, Por YC, Chen PK, Chen JP, Chen YR - Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open (2015)

Three years after Chang Gung cleft lip repair surgery.
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Figure 2: Three years after Chang Gung cleft lip repair surgery.
Mentions: An Elizabethan collar was kept on for 2 weeks to avoid trauma to the surgical site, and the postoperative course was uneventful. At 3-year follow-up (Fig. 2), the lip repair was stable, and the dog owner reported no further problems with feeding. We are proud to announce that the Chang Gung unilateral cleft lip repair is applicable to canine patients.

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Affiliation: Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

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Since then, Noordhoff and his staff and Chang Gung international fellows have gone on to perform unilateral cleft lip repair using this same technique faithfully and successfully for thousands of patients in Taiwan and worldwide transforming lives for the better... It turned out that her dog was born with a left unilateral complete cleft lip, and aside from the aesthetic deformity, the dog had mild oral incompetence during feeding (Fig. 1)... This was a situation we Chang Gung plastic surgeons could not refuse because for the first time in history we proceeded to repair the cleft lip of a dog using the Chang Gung technique... Primary repair of the lip was accomplished using Polyglactin 3-0 suture (Vicryl, Ethicon, USA) suture with at least 6 knots per suture for extra security... True to the technique, no alar crease incision was required, and a laterally based vermillion flap was used to achieve the vermillion-mucosal junction balance... One dose of penicillin was administered postoperatively... An Elizabethan collar was kept on for 2 weeks to avoid trauma to the surgical site, and the postoperative course was uneventful... At 3-year follow-up (Fig. 2), the lip repair was stable, and the dog owner reported no further problems with feeding... We are proud to announce that the Chang Gung unilateral cleft lip repair is applicable to canine patients... The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article... The Article Processing Charge was paid for by the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

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