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CME ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-168

Triangular flap technique for unilateral cleft lip deformity


Department of Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar Sharma
Department of Plastic Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jclpca.jclpca_14_21

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The triangular flap lip repair is one of the two main techniques used for the correction of a cleft lip deformity worldwide. Many surgeons in Indian subcontinent and Europe use the triangle flap technique as their first choice. This CME article describes the details of the triangular flap technique as modified by Dr. C P Sawhney. The rationale of the technique, lip markings, planning of incisions, and the detailed operative steps are described. The merits and demerits of this versatile technique are also discussed.


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