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What Is The Recovery Period For A Child With Cleft Palate Surgery
Depends on repair: Cleft lip and palate may involve a wide range of associated conditions effecting the hard and soft palates as well as the dentition and auditory and speech musculature. Treatment may require more than one surgery and recovery may take more than one period. Typically within one year healing will be completed and speech therapy will be instituted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teamwork: Proper evaluation, surgical technique and aftercare are all very important in reducing the risk of an oro-nasal fistula after cleft palate repair. Even under the best circumstances it can happen and additional surgery is needed for closure. The best way to prevent this is finding an experienced, board certified surgeon in your area, and following directions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child who is 3 months has a moderate cleft palate. Surgery at 10 months. Can cleft palate lead to deafness? I know it can cause hearing loss
Cleft team: A cleft of the palate commonly causes middle ear fluid build up and infections and require placement of ear tubes usually within the first few months of birth. You have answered your own question - yes it can cause hearing loss(partial deafness) and issues with speech. Your child's plastic surgeon, ENT surgeon ; cleft team will work together to minimize the impact of the cleft by early treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cleft palate surgery ever fatal? My daughter is having it next month when she will be 11 months.
Depends: Depending on the severity of the cleft, there can be growth restriction of the middle portion of the face that begins to show up as the child ages. Whether this is due to the surgery or some underlying problem with the facial bones is unknown, but scarring from the surgery (no matter what technique is used) is thought to contribute to the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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