Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
0 January 27, 2015

Medical Terminology:

Cheiloschisis is known as cleft lip and Palatoschisis is known as cleft palate. The main vision for the procedure is to ensure that the child can speak ,eat and breathe properly. The cleft lip and palate procedures require multiple surgeries depending on the intensity.

Quick Notes :

  • Cleft lip repair — between 1 to 4 months of age
  • Cleft palate repair — between 5 and 15 months of age
  • Follow-up surgeries — between age 2 and late teenage.

What do you mean by a cleft ?

-A cleft is a natural groove or opening.

The cleft lip and palate are treatable and they generally occur individually or with a combination of both post procedure bleeding and poor healing are some of the common symptoms. Cleft Palate is a state when there is a fissure in the palate or the tough part of the roof of the mouth. Cleft Palate is sometimes connected with eye abnormalities either on the same or on the opposed side.

The final results post the procedure are quite satisfactory in general.

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