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Original Article

Evaluation of Postsurgical Dentofacial Deformities in Children Operated for Correction of Cleft Lip and Palate—A Cross-sectional Study

Chrishantha Joybell, Ramesh Krishnan

Keywords : Cleft lip, Cleft palate, Cleft lip and palate

Citation Information : Joybell C, Krishnan R. Evaluation of Postsurgical Dentofacial Deformities in Children Operated for Correction of Cleft Lip and Palate—A Cross-sectional Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (3):165-177.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1613

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the various dentofacial deformities in children who were surgically managed for cleft lip and palate (CLP). Materials and methods: The study was carried out in 100 surgically managed cleft lip palate children between the ages of 4 years and 15 years. After eliciting a detailed history, a thorough intraoral and extraoral examination was done and details were recorded in a printed proforma with photographs. Design: Cross-sectional study. Statistical analysis used: All the data were analyzed using SPSS 11.5 software for evaluation using the Chi-square test. Results: A wide range of surgical, dental, and functional problems among the surgically managed CLP patients were seen. Conclusion: The timing of direct lip repair showed a significant influence on the severity of dentofacial deformities. Lip repair before the age of 1 increases the severity of the deformity.

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