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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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How can submucous cleft palate be treated?

How can submucous cleft palate be treated?

Speech therapy: Only 50% of submucous cleft palates need to be repaired, no matter how wide they appear. Speech therapy is the way to start if there is excessive air escape with speech. Surgery only if air escape persists. 50% never have a speech problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a submucous cleft palate?

See below: A cleft palate is a defect in the roof of the mouth that you are born with. The muscles and the overlying skin don't come together during development. In submucous cleft palates, the muscles are not joined, but the overlying skin is, so you don't see a defect. This condition can be associated with speech problems so it should be evaluated by an experience cleft palate team. ...Read more

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What is the cause of unilateral cleft lip, submucus palate, tongue tie and bifid uvula in a female baby with first degree relatives parents?

What is the cause of unilateral cleft lip, submucus palate, tongue tie and bifid uvula in a female baby with first degree relatives parents?

Unknown: All 4 conditions can occur individually or in various combinations. Causes for congenital deformities (birth defects) can include environmental factors (maternal nutritional deficiencies), inherited factors as well as spontaneous mutations. Although incest is not common or considered advisable for humans, I am not aware of a specific correlation with orofacial deformities. ...Read more

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What is a cleft palate?

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?

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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What obstacles to overcome cleft palate?

What obstacles to overcome cleft palate?

Worrisome Emotions: There are specialists in cleft palate that can offer you an expert advice, and who will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Ask your pediatrician for referral. ...Read more

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Cleft palate and palatine processes for surgery?

Good if needed: Have your orthodontist and your oral surgeon both review your situation. The co-ordination between the 2 of them generally gives better results. ...Read more

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What is the genetics of cleft palate?

CLeft: This happens when the facial bones fail to fuse properly. There are environmental as well as genetic factors. The genetic factors for the more common type are patchy however for the more severe syndrome it is better understood. You should talk to your dentist and md to get a referral to a genetics specialist if you require more info. ...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