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Profile evaluation of patients with cleft lip and palate undergoing surgery at a reference center in rio de janeiro, Brazil.
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PMID:  23304487     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
In Brazil, the classic timeline for operating on cleft lip and palate is three months old for cheiloplasty and is 12 to 18 months old for palatoplasty. As from Brazilian treatment centers are usually located in major cities, patients living in more remote areas are often unable to receive treatment at the ideal ages. Data were analyzed retrospectively on 45 patients with cleft lip and/or palate, consecutively operated at the Reference Center, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil. Particularly noteworthy among these data are gender, clinical presentation, operations performed, age of surgery, and the distance between their homes and the hospital. The average age of patients undergoing primary cheiloplasty was 9.4 months, with primary palatoplasties performed at an average age of 7.2 years. As 67% of these patients lived in other towns, they encountered difficulties in seeking and continuing specialized care. Despite attempts to decentralize cleft palate care in Brazil, suitable conditions are not yet noted for following the treatment protocols in a full and adequate manner.
Diogo Franco; Marcella Iani; Ronaldo Passalini; Ivan Demolinari; Marcio Arnaut; Talita Franco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic surgery international     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-147X     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast Surg Int     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-10     Completed Date:  2013-01-11     Revised Date:  2013-04-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101578808     Medline TA:  Plast Surg Int     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620302     Citation Subset:  -    
Plastic Surgery Division, HUCFF-UFRJ, Rua Ramon Franco, 98 Urca, 22290-290 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
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