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Minerva Pediatrica 2011 June;63(3):227-32

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Cleft lips and palates: the roles of specialists

Muhamad A. H.

Private Pratictioner, Athens, Greece


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Cleft lips and cleft palates are among the most common of birth defects and if left untreated can lead to serious medical and concurrent speech and language problems. However, while the consequences of cleft lips and palates can be severe and long-lasting, these can be averted by medical intervention, especially if it is done as early as possible. This paper explores the various options for surgical, medical, dental, and speech and audiological management of cleft of the secondary palates in children with Apert’s syndrome and the ways in which these interventions can help children with these particular birth defects.

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