Common craniofacial birth defects include orofacial clefts (cleft lip, cleft palate
, or both), craniosynostosis (when the skull sutures join together prematurely), and anotia/microtia (when the ear is missing or malformed).
Cleft lip, cleft palate
, and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate
and other facial deformities.
ABM clinical protocol #17: guidelines for breastfeeding infants with cleft lip, cleft palate
, or cleft lip and palate.
Rogers, Hartnick, and Hamdan (pediatric otolaryngology, otology and laryngology, and otolaryngology/plastic surgery, Harvard Medical School), along with other otolaryngologists, surgeons, and other specialists from the US, offer a textbook and DVD (containing 30 videos) that demonstrate surgical techniques to medical professionals caring for patients with cleft lip, cleft palate
, and related abnormalities.
OSUAE, is the local foundation of the international non-profit organisation that provides safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children and young adults born with a cleft lip, cleft palate
or other facial deformities in the developing world.
To help children with cleft lip, cleft palate
and other facial deformities, the organisation hopes to raise money to transform the lives of 87 children through the pledged amount of Dh77,000.
Caries prevalence and bottle-feeding practices in 2-year-old children with cleft lip, cleft palate
, or both in Taiwan.
One out of 530 children is born with cleft lip, cleft palate
According to PCLAPA, in Pakistan one out of every 530 children born suffers from cleft lip, cleft palate
, or both and hundreds of thousands of children suffering from this disability are now awaiting surgery.
-- Women who take the anticonvulsant lamotrigine during their first trimester of pregnancy have a 10-fold greater risk of having a baby with nonsyndromal cleft lip, cleft palate
, or both, according to a peer-reviewed study