Skip to Content

whistle deformity

 

Definition: a deficiency in the vertical length of a repaired cleft lip so that the free margins of the upper and lower lips do not meet normally, and give the appearance of whistling. Especially common after bilateral cleft lip repairs where the prolabium was small.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide