J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg.  1999 May;21(2):198-204.

The use of classification in primary and secondary cleft lip and nose deformities in medical records

  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University.


The treatment of cleft lip and palate patients requires multidisciplinary coorperation, and the involved clinicians rely on the completeness and accuracy of the patient's medical records in developing comprehensive treatment plans. There are so many classifications in cleft lip and palate but each classification has advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore there are few classification or assessment in secondary cleft lip and palate deformities. A modification of Kenahan's Y classification in primary cleft lip and palate and new classification in secondary cleft lip and palate deformities are proposed as a simple and reproducible method. These reproducible classification may be used to facilitate not only storing and analyzing of medical informations in computer but also the planning of secondary repairs.


Cleft lip and palate; Classification
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