International Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology

Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2019)

Nasoalveolar moulding of bilateral cleft lip and palate


Mariya Mujib, Raheel Nabi

Cleft lip and palate is a serious congenital facial deformity that includes aesthetic and functional problems. This needs a number of surgical procedures which also includes bone grafting to correct. The process of pre-surgical nasoalveolar moulding not only decreases the required number of surgeries but also improves the aesthetic result of the surgery. Pre-surgical nasoalveolar moulding is passive moulding procedure in which we align and approximate the cleft segments and also improve the contour of columella-philtrum region and nose. A similar case report of a patient with bilateral cleft lip and palate is described in which application of pre-surgical nasoalveolar moulding decreased the defect and vastly improved the anatomy of lip-nose region.

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How to cite this article:
Mariya Mujib, Raheel Nabi. Nasoalveolar moulding of bilateral cleft lip and palate. Int. J. Pediatr. Neonatology 2019;1(2):30-32.