Cleft lip and Claft Palate are congenital defects that occur when the child’s lips or mouth are not properly formed. They are early in pregnancy. The child may have broken lips, rupture, or both.
Because of this, the upper lip is always open. The opening is a small slit or large open which goes with a nose in the nose. It can be on one or both sides of the lips or, rarely, in the middle of the lips.
Children with ruptured lips or mutilated ticks have frequent feeding and speaking difficulties. They may have ear infections, hearing impairments, and problems with their teeth.
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Often, surgery can close the lips and the lock. Cleft lip surgery is usually done prior to 12 months of age, and skin surgeries are performed 18 months earlier. Many children have other complications. They may need additional surgery, dental and orthodontic care and the possibility of getting older. With treatment, most children clean up and live a healthy life.
Includes full team approach to help with this abnormalities and to help with many complications. Specific treatment will be determined by your child’s doctor:
Your child’s age, overall health and medical history
Exclusive qualities of your child’s abnormalities
Your child’s tolerance for specific medicines, procedures or therapy
Other body parts or systems involvement
Your opinion or choice
For the most broken babies alone, abnormalities can be repaired in the first few months of life (usually when a child is 10 to 12 pounds). This will be determined by your child’s creation. The goal of this surgery is to separate the lips. Sometimes, a second operation is needed.
Cleft palate repairs are usually made between 6 to 18 months. This is a much more complicated surgery and is done when the child is older and can tolerate the surgery. The exact time of surgery will be determined by your child’s doctor. The goal of this surgery is to fix the face of your head so that your child can eat and learn to speak normally. Sometimes, a second operation is needed.