Vijftig jaar plastische chirurgie in Nederland. IV. De behandeling van het kind met schisis
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26-05-2000
P.H.M. Spauwen

Fifty years of plastic surgery in the Netherlands. IV. The treatment of children with cleft lip and palate

- During the last decades treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate exchanged a solitary for a multidisciplinary approach. This warrants a balanced development of cranio-maxillofacial growth yielding good results both in restoring facial contour and correcting functional defects.

- Nowadays, refinements in indications for treatment and in techniques, based upon scientific evidence are the goals.

- In the future more basic studies in the genetical and ecological field may provide tools for patient tailored counselling and effective prevention.