Comparison of outcome of Modified Millard’s Incision and Delaire’s Functional Method in Primary Repair of Unilateral Cleft Lip.

M Asfand Yar, Burhan Nawaz, Saqib Shakoor


Objective: To contrast results of two surgical methods for correction of Unilateral Cleft lip. Methodology: Prospective study was conducted from October 2018 to October 2019 after ethical approval from institute ethical board. Data was collected than arranged over Microsoft Excel 2007.Variables then formed or for further statistical results data was entered in SPSS version 15.0. Variables were assessed by using. . Standard Deviation and Mean was calculated and presented for quantitative data like age and weight. Frequency (percentages) were calculated and presented for qualitative data such as gender and outome variables. Post stratification statistical chi square test was used to see effect modification. P value ≤ 0.05 was considerable. Results: Out of 100% (n=66) unilateral cleft lip patients, 50% (n=33) patients each were operated with Modified Millard’s incision and Delaire’s functional method respectively. Various parameters were analyzed—white roll match, cupid bow, lip length and alar dome demonstrated favorable measurements in Millard’s group and the vermilion match, scar appearance, nostril symmetry and alar base was better in Delaire’s methods. All the differences in these parameters were not statistically significant, except lip length (p=0.023). Conclusion: Overall clinical outcomes like vermilion match, white roll, and cupid bow appearance was similarly effective in both techniques. Outcome related to lip length was considerable in incision by Millard’s technique. Similarly nasal symmetry was better in Delaire’s functional method. This leads to significance of one method over other.

Keywords: Primary Repair, Modified Millard’s, Delaire’s Functional Method Unilateral Cleft Lip.

DOI: 10.7176/JMPB/54-04

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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