ABSTRACT: Bilateral cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients commonly require surgical management to treat maxillary hypoplasia following the primary repair. Rarer is the CLP patient who also presents with a missing premaxillary segment. Here the authors present the case of a 19-year-old female with a history of bilateral CLP who demonstrated significant maxillary hypoplasia in addition to a large premaxillary defect. To correct this deformity, LeFort I advancement with fibular reconstruction of the maxilla and dental implant placement was performed as a single surgical procedure. The authors discuss the advantages of undergoing this single-staged operation. By utilizing virtual surgical planning (VSP) and incorporating a multidisciplinary team within the operating room, the patient was able to successfully undergo maxillary reconstruction and dental implant placement in a single operation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas