Services for cleft lip and palate

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1406 (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1406

Maxillofacial surgeons use strict surgical protocol

  1. Peter Ward Booth
  1. Honorary editor British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3DZ

    EDITOR,—It is important to debate the problems of the apparent poor results of surgery for cleft lip and palate.1 2 As editor of the specialist journal I note some important developments.

    The authors of the paper and letters on the subject may not be aware of an important initiative being taken by a group of maxillofacial surgeons (current estimates suggest that up to a fifth of primary clefts in e—are treated by thisspecialty). This initiative entails using a …

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