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Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?

Is 20 mcg/kg of IV Propofol enough for a 1 y/o baby on a cleft palate repair? Could he experience awareness?

Talk to Drs: That dose is not a real dose. If you have concerns about your baby's anesthetic, please discuss it with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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Does someone with a cleft palate sound different when they talk?

Does someone with a  cleft palate sound different when they talk?

Hopefully not.: If the muscles of the palate are properly repaired, the palate itself is long enough, and the muscles function correctly, speech in a child with a cleft palate should be normal. Approximately 20% of children with cleft palate will develop hypernasal speech which will need a second surgery to remedy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can someone with a cleft palate (harelip) sound when speaking?

Hypernasal: People with cleft palates have a communication between their mouth and nose, allowing air ; voicing to escape when speaking, hence the hypernasal sounds and voice. Food and liquids can also escape into the nose which can be an embarrassment when eating or drinking. A "harelip" is a cleft lip, not a cleft palate although both can exist together. ...Read more

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Does a cleft palate (harelip) sound cause voice changes?

Does a cleft palate (harelip) sound cause voice changes?

Question unclear: A cleft palate is different from a cleft lip. Cleft palate will cause difficulty with many speech sounds, while an isolated cleft lip does not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what someone with a cleft palate (also called a harelip) sound like?

Nasal speech: Typically cleft palate is surgically corrected as a child, and there would be a team of medical professionals that participate- speech pathologists, social work, orthodontics, etc. If this is not corrected (and even sometimes when it is) the defects leaves abnormal communication between the oral and nasal cavities which results in hypernasal speech esp. W/ hard consonants (ie say cup cake). ...Read more

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Hello, I would like to talk about my nephew Ranbir Guha.He has a problem like cleft palate.Please suggest us what we should do for his treatment?

See a doctor: Treatment for a cleft palate is ideally a team approach involving many different medical and dental specialties. The starting place can be with your family physician who can refer you to the specialists who treat cleft palates. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

See your doctor: Given your past history of cleft palate and perforated eardrum, you should not wait when you have a new onset of ear problems to be evaluated. It is impossible to tell what is going on without an examination of your ear. See your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please help me? What is a cleft palate?

Roof of mouth hole: When you are being formed in your mom, lots of parts start out separated and grow together. Your palate is one of these structures. Rarely, the two sides of the palate don't grow together and yoju are left with a cleft, a hole, there. ...Read more

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Please describe the medical term for a cleft palate?

Please describe the medical term for a cleft palate?

Coloboma: I've not heard "cleft" being used in reference to the eye, but when used in reference to the lip or palate, for instance, it refers to incomplete developmental closure of the tissue. In the eye, that is called coloboma. There are different degrees from iris only to involvement of the retina and optic nerve. The latter can be associated with severe vision deficit. ...Read more

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Cleft Palate (Definition)

A congenital fissure in the roof of the mouth, resulting from incomplete fusion of the palate during embryonic development. It may involve only the uvula or extend through the entire ...Read more


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Cleft Lip (Definition)

A lip that ...Read more