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Cleft lip and palate in Nigerian children and adults: a comparative study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2933059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A survey of cleft lip and palate in 160 Nigerians is presented. In clefts of the lip alone, there was no sex predilection whereas cleft lip and palate cases showed a slight male preponderance. 119 (74.4%) cases presented below the age of 12 years and 41 (25.6%) cases were first seen above 12 years of age. Only a few cleft lip and palate cases survived to adulthood possibly because of malnutrition combined with the lethal effects of associated congenital abnormalities. This study confirms the view that late primary repair of clefts is less likely to produce impaired growth of the maxilla due to contraction of scar tissue commonly seen in early surgery. The importance of early primary repair is emphasised.
E O Adekeye; K M Lavery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0266-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-16     Completed Date:  1986-01-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-403     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cleft Lip / epidemiology*,  surgery
Cleft Palate / epidemiology*,  surgery
Prospective Studies
Retrospective Studies

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