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Year 2019 Volume 69 Issue 1 Page 10-18
The Development of Nasal Stents “Nasoform” to Improve the Surgical Outcomes of Primary Cleft lip-nose Correction in A Patient with Unilateral Complete Cleft Lip and Palate: A Case Report
Nasal stent, Nasoform, Collapsed nose, Cleft lip
This report presents the development of nasal stent “Nasoform” to improve the surgical outcomes of primary cleft lip-nose correction. The design of appliances that leads to the successful usage was a result of knowledge integration among the physician and the parent. This case demonstrates the benefit of using Nasoform in a patient with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate. The symmetry of nose was maintained during the healing process and during growth. The collapsed nostril was dilated and shaped to the natural form.