Pre-surgical Alveolar Molding: An Adjunct to Surgical Repair in Cleft Lip and Palate Rehabilitation

Authors

  • Rikta Pande College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Bandana Koirala College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Mamta Dali College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
  • Kabiraj Poudel Mugu District Hospital, Mugu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnapd.v2i1.41601

Keywords:

Bilateral cleft lip and palate, lip taping, premaxillary segment, pre-surgical alveolar molding

Abstract

Bilateral cleft lip and palate (CLP) with a severely protruded premaxillary segment can present as a challenge during surgical lip repairing. Pre-surgical alveolar molding, as described in this case report, is one such technique which aids in the approximation of the cleft segments thereby improving the esthetic result of the surgical repair. The present case highlights the importance of a simple molding appliance in re-positioning the protruded premaxillary segments of a neonate with bilateral CLP thereby serving as an adjunct to the surgical repair.

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Author Biographies

Rikta Pande, College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Junior Resident, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Bandana Koirala, College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Mamta Dali, College of Dental Surgery, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Associate Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Kabiraj Poudel, Mugu District Hospital, Mugu, Nepal

Consultant Pedodontist

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Pande, R., Koirala, B., Dali, M., & Poudel, K. (2021). Pre-surgical Alveolar Molding: An Adjunct to Surgical Repair in Cleft Lip and Palate Rehabilitation. Journal of Nepalese Association of Pediatric Dentistry, 2(1), 32–35. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnapd.v2i1.41601

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