Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft_lip_cleft_palate health square mohali dr. ashish dharmik

Orofacial cleft includes cleft lip and cleft palate or both together.

Cleft Lip: – Opening /slit in upper lip which can extend into Nostril.

Cleft Palate: -Opening / detect in roof of mouth.

Problem:  1.Cosmetic

                  2. Feeding issues

          3. Speech problem

                   4. Frequent Ear infection

Treatment: – Surgery

                    1. Cleft lip: Around 3-4 month age

                    2. Cleft palate: Around 12 month to 18 month age

Need multi disciplinary approach {Dental Surgeon, Pediatric Surgeon and Speech Therapist}

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