Complications Following Orthognathic Surgery for Patients With Cleft Lip/Palate.

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Summary of "Complications Following Orthognathic Surgery for Patients With Cleft Lip/Palate."

Cleft lip/palate is a facial anomaly caused by an abnormal developmental process. It is also the most common congenital anomaly. Orthognathic surgery is required in 25% of patients with cleft lip and palate for the correction of dentofacial deformity. There are various complications that can occur after orthognathic surgery. Complications that can occur during surgery include bleeding, improper fracture, and injuries to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and lingual nerve. Meanwhile, postoperative complications include hemorrhage, edema, pain, infection, and delayed union or nonunion. This study retrospectively examines the complications that occurred after the orthognathic surgery in cleft lip/palate patients at Pusan National University Dental Hospital.


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Name: The Journal of craniofacial surgery
ISSN: 1536-3732


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