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Objective: The purpose of this case report is to introduce a PSU. Nasal clip and treatment approach for post-surgical nasoalveolar molding in infant with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate.
Method: A 14 - day - old - boy presented with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate was treated with the nasoalveolar molding plate in order to mold the nasoalveolar complex prior to surgical lip and nose repair. After surgical procedure, PSU. nasal clip was used to prevent the surgical relapse and maintain the shape of nose.
Result: The shape of nose, nostril and alar cartilage of the cleft side were molded to resemble the normal shape of the non affected side.
Conclusion: The article presents the use of a nasal clip in complete unilateral cleft lip and palate after surgical repair of the cleft lip. In order to achieve the successful outcomes of correction of deformities, the postsurgical maintenance of the surgical results should be considered to attain high cost-effectiveness for patient. Therefore, PSU. Nasal clip is an alternative approach that can be used to maintain the shape of nasal cartilage and reduce postsurgical alar relapse.
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