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Presurgical nasoalveolar molding for cleft lip and palate repair in children. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Health Technology Brief Publication. 2013
Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects affecting the upper lip and the roof of the mouth. A cleft or gap forms when the developing facial structures do not join (fuse) fully during gestation. Cleft lip affects the top lip and may present as a small gap or larger gap that extends into the nose on one or both sides. Cleft palate affects the roof of the mouth, usually the soft palate, but may also involve the hard palate and jaw. Complications arising from cleft lip or palate include feeding difficulty, failure to gain weight, poor growth, conductive hearing deficits, and speech difficulties. One of the most common major birth defects in the United States is cleft lip and/or cleft palate, occurring in about 1 of every 600 births annually. Surgical correction is often indicated for functional and cosmetic restoration.
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Alveolar Process; Child; Child, Preschool; Cleft Lip; Cleft Palates; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Prosthesis Design; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
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HAYES, Inc., 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: email@example.com
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