Autelitano L, Meazzini MC. Alveolar cleft reconstruction with vomerine bone: two surgical procedures in one step: a case series. Plast Aesthet Res 2023;10:16. https://dx.doi.org/10.20517/2347-9264.2022.57
Are you familiar with the challenges of alveolar cleft repair using the iliac crest (IC) as the bone source? While it offers favorable outcomes, the donor-site morbidity can be a drawback. We’re excited to share a groundbreaking method for alveolar cleft grafting using vomerine bone (VB). This technique not only reconstructs the alveolus but also corrects nasal septum deviation simultaneously.
Our study suggests that VB is a promising alternative to IC for patients with mild alveolar defects and septal deviations. This approach allows for combined procedures while minimizing donor-site morbidity.