Cleft lip and palate review: Epidemiology, risk factors, quality of life, and importance of classifications

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Cleft lip with or without cleft palate is the most occurring craniofacial anomaly in human, resulting from a complex etiology involving multiple genetic and environmental factors. The defect carries lifelong morbidity and economic burden. Children with clefts will require continuous medical interventions for at least the first 18 years of life, affecting many aspects of their lives. The extent and complexity of clefts vary infinitely, later determining individual management and outcome. Identification and classification play significant roles in initial assessment of these unique cleft cases, which affect options for following correctional attempts. Some classifications even allow measurement of progress after anatomical repositioning, and success rate after surgical repairs. The challenge of developing one such widely inclusive classification is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-239
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Journal of Indonesia
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Cleft classifications
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Congenital anomaly

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Cleft lip and palate review: Epidemiology, risk factors, quality of life, and importance of classifications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this