3 months old baby girl from West Bengal was brought to our hospital by her parents seeking for cleft correction. Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S. M. Balaji successfully corrected the unilateral cleft lip defect using modified Millard’s technique. Results are immediate, with negligible scar formation.
Infected mobile mandibular bone plate placed elsewhere was removed and successfully reconstructed using costochondral rib graft
A 36 year old woman reported to our hospital with the complaint of missing teeth along with the bone in the front region of lower jaw. She added that the anterior mandibular segment was removed due to ameloblastoma and reconstruction plate was fixed few years back elsewhere and she was not able to chew foods and speak well due to missing teeth along with the bone. She wanted permanent reconstruction of her mandible and fixed teeth.
After thorough clinical and radiological examination, Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S. M. Balaji planned to reconstruct her mandibular defect using costochondral rib graft following which dental implants will be fixed into the newly formed bone. Intraorally, the infected mobile mandibular reconstruction plate and screws placed elsewhere were removed and reconstructed using costochondral rib graft along with the titanium mandibular reconstruction plate. Incision was closed in layers. Patient feels very happy to have complete reconstruction in a single surgery. Following new bone formation fixed dental implant replacement will be done for her missing teeth.