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Related to alveolar cleft: median maxillary anterior alveolar cleft
See: rift, split
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PRP has been a valuable adjunct in several oral surgerical procedures; they include ablative surgical procedures, associated oroantral or oronasal fistulas, mandibular reconstruction and surgical repair of alveolar cleft.
Commonly performed within the first 3 months of life, this procedure can adversely affect the anterior maxillary alveolar morphology, which is probably related to the discontinuity defect in the alveolar cleft and the extent of soft-tissue undermining and subsequent fibrosis.
They describe the biology of platelets and the mechanism of PRP, dental applications such as acceleration of bone regeneration and soft tissue, craniofacial applications such as reconstruction of major defects caused by tumors and trauma (including alveolar cleft grafting) and soft tissue applications including dermal fat grafts, rhytidectomy and blepharoplasty.