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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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My child has a cleft palate. Will she need speech therapy?

My child has a cleft palate. Will she need speech therapy?

Cleft speech therapy: Most, but not all, children with a surgically repaired cleft palate will need some speech therapy. A smaller number will need a second operation plus speech therapy to achieve normal speech. The goal is to have normal speech before starting first grade. ...Read more

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What is the treatment doctors use for cleft palate?

What is the treatment doctors use for cleft palate?

Cleft repair: Complex and long term care and treatment requiring multiple surgeries over several years. Must include a multidisciplinary team, look for the children's hospitals, and go have a consult. They are very friendly and informative. ...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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Does anyone have speech therapy for a cleft lip and palate?

Does anyone have speech therapy for a cleft lip and palate?

Lip no, palate yes: Generally isolated cleft lip patients do not require speech therapy and, generally, patients with cleft palate do as this affects normal speech development. These problems are generally handled in multispecialty clinics with many disciplines working together: plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, speech therapists, orthodontists, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cleft lip or palate?

Surgical repair: While there are other options other than surgery like obturators, surgery is by far the best option in children. ...Read more

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Cleft lip & palates. What do you know about getting treatment in india?

Cleft lip & palates. What do you know about getting treatment in india?

Cleft lips/palates: You have plenty of well trained plastic surgeons who can correct the deformity. Enquire within the city you are hailing from. ...Read more

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What is a cleft palate?

Birth defect: Cleft palate is a birth defect that affects the roof of the mouth. It is present in 1 out of 2500 people. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to fix a cleft palate like?

What is the procedure to fix a cleft palate like?

Depends: A cleft palate repair is designed to close the cleft and re-orient the soft palate muscles to allow for normal speech development. Ideally, this is accomplished with one surgery. Around 20% of children with cleft palates will need a second surgery to improve nasal speech when they are 4-5 years old. Depending on the severity and whether the gums are involved, bone surgery may be needed later. ...Read more

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What causes cleft palate in a baby?

Familial,environment: Multifactorial with genetic and environmental factors play major roles. Cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, are due to a failure of fusion of the medial nasal, lateral nasal, and maxillary processes on one or both side. Isolated clefts of the secondary palate are due to failure of palatal shelves to fuse. Must distinguished between isolated deformities or part of a syndrome. ...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


Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Cleft Lip (Definition)

A lip that ...Read more