Triangular with ala nasi (TAN) repair of unilateral cleft lips: A personal technique and early outcomes

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JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.18, ss.186-197, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier


The triangular flap repair is one of the most common techniques used in cleft lip surgery. However, inability to address the nasal deformity and loss of orbicularis wholeness accompanied with incomplete reorientation have been two major handicaps of the triangular repair. Therefore, we developed our personal technique, called the triangular with ala nasi (TAN) repair, including a perialar incision and a distinct approach to the skin and muscle.