J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2019; 45(6): 374~376
Importance of various skin sutures in cheiloplasty of cleft lip
Soung Min Kim
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Soung Min Kim
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Korea
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Received September 8, 2018; Accepted September 21, 2018.; Published online December 31, 2019.
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 Abstract
Last week, after our receiving online journal regarding Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons , we found a recently published original article by Alawode et al., entitled “A comparative study of immediate wound healing complications following cleft lip repair using either absorbable or non-absorbable skin sutures”. Although this clinical article was well written and provided a great deal of information regarding the suture materials in the cleft lip repair, I would like to add a few additional comments based on the importance of skin suture during cheiloplasties in the primary cleft lip or secondary revision patients with representative figures.
Keywords: Cheiloplasty, Cleft lip, Skin suture material, Orbicularis oris muscle


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