alveolar cleft


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Related to alveolar cleft: median maxillary anterior alveolar cleft

alveolar cleft

a break in the continuity of the alveolar process, usually congenital. It typically occurs with a cleft lip and/or a cleft palate.

alveolar cleft

An anomaly resulting from lack of fusion between the medial nasal process and the maxillary process. A cleft maxillary alveolar process is usually associated with a cleft lip or palate or both.
See also: cleft
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This is because reopening the collapsed alveolar cleft means that the floor of the nose can be repaired simultaneously and a greater volume of bone can be inserted .
This technique significantly reduces the amount of autogenous bone required patient's morbidity and hospitalization so it could be considered as an alternative technique for treatment of alveolar cleft.
Twenty patients were enrolled in the study with residual alveolar clefts.
14 patients had unilateral alveolar clefts and 6 had bilateral alveolar clefts.
Padwa, "Anterior versus posterior approach to iliac crest for alveolar cleft bone grafting," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Aabyholm, "Elimination of the residual alveolar cleft by secondary bone grafting and subsequent orthodontic treatment," Cleft Palate Journal, vol.
Rudney, "The presurgical status of the alveolar cleft and success of secondary bone grafting," Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, vol.
The upper lip cleft was bilateral with bilateral alveolar clefts and mildly protruded pre-maxilla.