cleft lip


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cleft lip

[¦kleft ′lip]
(medicine)
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At this camp, more than 50 children with Cleft lip and Palate birth defect were screened by Plastic Surgeons.
Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur on one or both sides of the mouth.
Most parents experience feelings of guilt, anxiety, fear, and sadness as reactions to having a baby with a cleft lip and or palate (Rey-Bellet & Hohlfield, 2004).
As defined by the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF), a cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of the lip, which often includes the bones of the upper jaw and/or upper gum.
Cleft lip and palate have an estimated frequency of about 5%.
For example, the single parents' group regularly held training courses on personal development, parenting skills, household maintenance and voluntary social services; the group for families of mental patients organized medical and health seminars and communication workshops to enable group members to take care of their loved ones at home; and the parents' group of cleft lip and palate children held medical seminars with topics surrounding reconstructive surgery, dentistry, orthodontics, and speech theory.
Since orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery) can have a significant untoward effect on facial growth and development in patients with cleft lip and palate, end-stage reconstruction should be considered when these patients have completed most of their facial growth, which is usually age 15 years for females and 17 to 18 years for males.
Based on the patients' medical diagnosis, subjects are assigned to one diagnostic category 1) cleft lip and palate (N = 32), 2) cleft palate (N = 35), 3) cleft lip (N = 9), 4) speech disorder typically velopharyngeal incompetency with no structural defect) (N = 12), or (5) facial deformity (typically a handicapping malocclusion) (N = 16).
Jennifer and Andy brought together a group of friends to raise money for the Northern and Yorkshire Joint Cleft Lip and Palate Service.
org/), a Denver-based nonprofit that restores hope to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate by providing free surgeries and care, is proud to celebrate its five year anniversary with the announcement of an endowment fund for future growth.
20 ( ANI ): Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when the tissues that form the roof of the mouth and the upper lip fail to fuse from one or both sides.
Mariana is a 7 year-old Romanian girl born with a very wide cleft lip and palate and her reconstruction was always going to be a challenge.