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Nose Bleeds In Cleft Lip And Palate Children
What other preparations are done before unilateral cleft lip and palate repair? My newborn daughter has a cleft lip that extends up to her nose, and she has a large separation in her palate. How often are both the cleft lip and palate corrected in the ini
Talk to the surgeon: With any type of surgery, it is best to have a thorough discussion with the surgeon who will perform the procedure. That person will want to answer all of you questions so that you are completely knowledgeable about every aspect of the procedures to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Cleft palate surgery: Follow the post op instructions given by the surgeon. Ask them all of your questions. They are the best one to help you and your son thru this healing period. Good luck. ...Read more
My son just had a cleft palate surgery repair. Cleft lip repair and nose. How can I help them heal?
Listen to staff: Cleft surgery is common and highly successful. You surgical team will provide you with necessary instructions to allow your son to heal well and recover from this operation. The staff of surgeon and hospital will monitor him throughout the process. Ask if there are any support groups you may talk to or email for further help. Good luck. ...Read more
If I had cleft lip, will it be likely that my future children will have cleft lips and palates too?
Depends on a lot: If there is nothing in the family history, then there is about a 4% risk of children having this. However, this might vary depending on a lot of things. A genetics counselor is the best person to see to find out this risk in any specific person. Call the local cleft team to find a genetics counselor that does this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
~6%: Parent to child risk can best be calculated with a thorough review of the family tree and input from both sides of the family. A single affected patent will have ~6% risk per pregnancy if the other parent is not affected. Be aware that any pregnancy has some risk of a surprise at dellivery. A consultation with a genetic counselor could review all your risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
42 with history of 2 children with cleft lip and palate with cerbralpalsy I am pregnant and really worried about it what are my chance of a normal?
Www.cleftline.org.: Or both parents could be carriers of an autosomal recessive disorder, or one parent could have an autosomal dominant disorder with variable expression. If the "cp" is hypotonic (low muscle tone), the children may have a connective tissue disorder. They do need a genetic evaluation. A 2nd-trimester high-resolution fetal ultrasound may show a cleft lip;3-d fus may be needed to see a cleft palate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do children with cleft lip and palate have a higher incidence of cavities than children born without this defect? We are having my son's cleft lip and palate surgically corrected. How many surgeries are will be needed in the coming years? I've also he
What is the connection between cleft lip and palate and ear infections? My child was born with a cleft lip and palate. He often gets ear infections, and he has actually experienced some hearing loss because of them. Why do children with cleft palates get
The american cleft palate-craniofacial foundation has an excellent website with information about these disorders (http://www.Acpa-cpf. Org). Also, if there is a university hospital close to you, check there. These are usually handled through multispecialty clinics that bring a number of disciplines together to manage these patients.
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Reference quotes 4%: If you haven't done so already it is often helpful to parents to explore the risks associated with pregnancy with their dr or a genetic counselor. The frequency of some unexpected outcome in any pregnancy approaches 4%. A detailed look at the family tree on both sides may help u. Your risk in a 2nd pregnancy would push your risk of a surprise higher than that 4% but the CP risk would stay at 4%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a cleft lip and palate, im a woman if that helps, what's the chance that my child will have it too?
Contact ACPA : The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association is an international non-profit medical society of health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face. You may contact them for the referral near you. Here is the link: http://www.acpa-cpf.org/who_we_are/ Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sporadic event: Clcp defects occur sporadically in the population. The cause is unknown but there are a complex series of genes involved. A clcp parent has a 4% risk of a second child with the defect, & 2 clcp parents have about 8% risk of a child with a defect. Most occur in families with no history of prior defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lip by 3 months.: Lip repair is usually done by 3 months old, and palate repair by 10 months before speech begins. The age of lip repair is not critical, and most surgeons do not feel that the risks of early (ie 0-4 weeks old) outweigh the theoretical benefits. So, repair at birth is frowned on by most cleft centers and surgeons. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers