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Cleft lip

  • Cleft lip

Description of disability:

Cleft lip and cleft palate, also known as or facial cleft, is a group of conditions that includes cleft lip, cleft palate, or both together. A cleft lip contains an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose. The opening may be on one side, both sides, or in the middle. A cleft lip is defacing and the child faces constant peer ridicule and stares throughout life.

Treatment: 

A cleft lip is usually repaired at about 3 months of age. Cleft lip repair involves paring of the cleft edges and rotation of the up turned lip segments to the horizontal positions; the muscle on either side is dissected and brought together; skin and mucosa are repaired with fine sutures. At the same time the nose deformity can also be corrected.

Post operative care:

Cleft lip repair can be done either as a day care procedure or with overnight stay. Sutures are removed after a week; sometimes, if absorbable sutures are placed, there is no need for removal.

Bottle feeds are to be avoided post operatively for about 10 days. 


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