Recent clinical and experimental data indicate that fetal wound healing occurs without the accompanying inflammation and scar formation typical of postnatal wounds. The lack of scar tissue may have significant implications for craniomaxillofacial surgery. This report documents the development of a model for fetal cleft lip repair in rabbits. The survival rate for the first 47 fetuses was 76.6%.
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