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Relationship between side of the cleft and handedness of the patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3868433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship between the type and side of the cleft and the left-right-handedness of the patient was evaluated in 706 patients with cleft, of whom 348 had unilateral cleft of the primary palate. The prevalence of left-handed persons in the group with left-sided cleft (14.5%) was more than three times as high as in the group with right-sided cleft (4.7%), a statistically significant difference. Among the 75 (10.6%) left-handed patients there were 38 unilateral clefts, of which 32 (84.2%) were on the left side; only 6 (15.8%) were on the right. Among the 631 right-handed patients there were 310 unilateral clefts, of which 122 (39.4%) were on the right and 188 (60.6%) were on the left side. Thus, the side of the cleft seemed to be associated with ipsilateral handedness. A large majority of left-handed patients have left-sided clefts, while right-handed patients are more heterogeneous in this respect.
A E Rintala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cleft palate journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0009-8701     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleft Palate J     Publication Date:  1985 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-22     Completed Date:  1986-05-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372737     Medline TA:  Cleft Palate J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cleft Lip / pathology*,  physiopathology
Cleft Palate / pathology*,  physiopathology
Functional Laterality*

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