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Part 2. Physical assessment of the infant with cleft lip and/or palate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16034735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cleft lip and cleft palate (CL/CP) are the most commonly occurring craniofacial birth defects. Although some CL/CPs are detected on prenatal ultrasound, the majority are immediately recognized in the delivery room. Part 1 of this 2-part article, "Understanding the Embryology and Genetics of Cleft Lip and Palate," presented the embryology of the face, lip, and palate to help the clinician understand the timing, complexity, and factors that may influence the development of these defects. Part 2 provides clinicians with the tools needed to obtain a detailed family and pregnancy history to evaluate for known associated risk factors. It provides a guide for a systematic physical assessment of the infant with CL/CP along with key areas of assessment for other midline defects or physical findings consistent with associated syndromes. Pictures of a variety of types of CL/CP are included to enhance understanding of these defects. Treatment and long-term complications of CL/CP are reviewed with an emphasis on family support, identifying educational resources, and counseling.
Linda Merritt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1536-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neonatal Care     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-21     Completed Date:  2005-08-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125644     Medline TA:  Adv Neonatal Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Medical City Children's Hospital, Dallas, TX 75220, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cleft Lip / diagnosis*,  nursing,  surgery
Cleft Palate / diagnosis*,  nursing,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Infant Care / methods
Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Infant, Newborn
Nursing Diagnosis*
Physical Examination / methods*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome

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