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  1. Rahoma AH
    JUMMEC, 2002;7:107-113.
    Cleft palate has been recorded for many cenhuies. Until the 16th century attempts at closure were by covering or filling the clefts using artificial materials. By the 18th century sutures were used to close the palate after cauterization. By the 19th century lateral relaxing incisions were used to close the cleft at mid line. In 1861 Von Langenbeck (9,22) introduced his technique for dosing the palate. Veau(9) recommended his technique to elongate the palate and to narrow the velopharyngeal space. Many specialties are involved in rectifying this problem. They comprise maxillofacial, orthodontic. ENT surgeons, as well as speech therapists.(9) However, none of these methods succeeded to provide a satisfactory solution for the problem of complete deft palate. In this study, 618 cases of cleft palate of varying degrees were operated during the period from January 1992 to July 2001. From these 618 cases, 48 cases (7.07%) had complete cleft lip and palate. Only 18 cases (37.5%) had bilateral complete cleft lip and palate, and 30 cases (62.5%), had unilateral complete deft lip and palate. The results of the corrective surgical procedures were very promising. In this series of 618 cases only six cases developed residual fistula. The used technique was simple and similar to the Von Langenbeck technique but differs in some steps. The timing of the surgical intervention was a very important factor which influenced the outcome of the closure. KEYWORDS; New technique and tinling for treating complete cleft palate.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate
  2. El-Ashmawi NA, ElKordy SA, Salah Fayed MM, El-Beialy A, Attia KH
    Cleft Palate Craniofac. J., 2019 04;56(4):438-453.
    PMID: 30052473 DOI: 10.1177/1055665618788421
    OBJECTIVE: The aim of the systematic review is to evaluate the effects of gingivoperiosteoplasty (GPP) on alveolar bone quality and facial growth in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP).

    SEARCH METHODS: Electronic and manual search was done up to October 2017.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Clinical and observational studies that compared GPP to control; patients without GPP evaluated either before or after the age for secondary bone graft (SBG).

    DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Studies selection was done by 2 authors independently. Risk ratio and mean difference with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using random-effects models.

    RESULTS: Thirteen articles were included in the review. All studies were at high risk of bias. Poorer alveolar bone quality was found in the GPP group compared to the SBG group. The pooled data showed a statistically significant increase in the incidence of Bergland type III in the GPP group compared to SBG (risk ratio: 11.51, 95% CI: 3.39-35.15). As for facial growth, GPP group resulted in a more retruded maxillary position (as indicated by "Sella-Nasion-Subspinale" angle [SNA value]) compared to control group by -1.36 (CI: -4.21 to 1.49) and -1.66 (CI: -2.48 to -0.84) when evaluated at 5 and 10 years, respectively. The protocol for presurgical infant orthopedics used in conjunction with the GPP procedure might have affected the results of the alveolar bone and facial growth outcomes.

    CONCLUSIONS: Definitive conclusions about the effectiveness of GPP cannot be drawn. Very weak evidence indicated that GPP might not be an efficient method for alveolar bone reconstruction for patients with unilateral and bilateral CLP. Gingivoperiosteoplasty surgery could lead to maxillary growth inhibition in patients with CLP.

    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate*
  3. Wong LS, Lim E, Lu TC, Chen PKT
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 2019 Jun;48(6):703-707.
    PMID: 30755357 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2019.01.010
    The surgical approach for the correction of residual velopharyngeal insufficiency requiring secondary surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital is the modified Furlow palatoplasty with pharyngeal flap (mFP-PF). The aim of this study was to describe the mFP-PF technique and to determine the results obtained with regard to improvements in velopharyngeal function in patients undergoing this surgery. This retrospective analysis included 58 non-syndromic patients treated during the period 1992-2015 who complained of hypernasal speech after primary cleft palate repair and failed postoperative speech therapy. All of them underwent mFP-PF surgery. Preoperative and postoperative perceptual speech assessment results were obtained. The male to female ratio in the study group was 1.2:1, and the mean patient age at the time of surgery was 8.27 years. The patients underwent nasoendoscopic examination and the velar closing ratio was categorized as 0.1-0.4 in 53.4% and 0.5-0.7 in 46.6%. The assessment of speech after mFP-PF showed statistically significant changes for all perceptual speech outcomes. The incidence of repeat surgery was 3.4%. This study revealed that 96.6% of patients did not require second surgery for velopharyngeal insufficiency. Further studies on obstructive sleep apnoea in post-mFP-PF patients and improvements to the surgical technique should be considered.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate*
  4. Peter S, Abdul Rahman ZA, Pillai S
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 2019 Oct;48(10):1317-1322.
    PMID: 31014926 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2019.03.896
    The aim of this study was to document differences in hypernasality during speaking and singing among children with cleft palate and to compare nasality score ratings of trained and untrained listeners. Twenty subjects with cleft palate aged between 7 and 12 years participated in this study. Audio recordings were made of the children reading a passage and singing a common local song, both in the Malay language. The degree of hypernasality was judged through perceptual assessment. Three trained listeners (a speech therapist, a classical singer, and a linguistic expert - all academicians) and two untrained listeners (a cleft volunteer worker and a national high school teacher) assessed the recordings using a visual analogue scale (VAS). Inter-rater and intra-rater reliability for hypernasality in both speaking and singing were verified using the intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC). A significant reduction in hypernasality was observed during singing as compared to speaking, indicating that hypernasality reduces when a child with cleft palate sings. The act of singing significantly reduces hypernasality. The outcome of this study suggests that children with cleft palate would benefit from singing exercises to ultimately reduce hypernasality. However, future research is needed to objectively measure nasality in singing compared to speaking.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate*
  5. Nanda A, Sharaf A, Alsaleh QA
    Pediatr Dermatol, 2011 4 22;27(6):669-70.
    PMID: 21510010
    Oral-facial-digital syndrome type 1 (OMIM #311200) is an X-linked dominant, developmental disorder. Among the 13 described clinical variants of oral-facial-digital syndrome, oral-facial-digital syndrome type 1 is of significance to dermatologists due to presence of congenital milia and hypotrichosis, not described in other variants. Since oral-facial-digital syndrome type 1 is genetically a distinct entity, awareness of these features help to clinically delineate this from other variants.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/pathology*
  6. Ram SP, Noor AR, Mahbar Z, Krishna TN
    Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol., 1994 Mar;29(1):65-71.
    PMID: 8169049
    A single nostril associated with alobar holoprosencephaly is a rare congenital lesion. This paper reports two female term neonates with holoprosencephaly. The first neonate asphyxiated at birth had a single nostril, hypotelorism, posterior cleft palate, inferonasal coloboma of the iris and disc and persistent tunica vasculosa lentis. The other neonate had cleft lip and palate and recurrent convulsions. Both neonates had gross motor and developmental delay. Cranial sonography and CT scan showed features consistent with alobar holoprosencephaly. Karyotyping for the first neonate and her family members was normal. Both of them were treated conservatively and supervised.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/pathology
  7. Boo NY, Arshad AR
    Singapore Med J, 1990 Feb;31(1):59-62.
    PMID: 2333547
    Out of 52,379 babies delivered in the Maternity Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, over a 2-year period, 64 were born with cleft lip and/or palates. The rate of occurrence of cleft was 1.24 per 1000 livebirths or 1.20 per 1000 deliveries. The Chinese babies had the highest incidence (1.9 per 1000 deliveries) while the Malays had the lowest (0.98 per 1000 deliveries). The most common type was unilateral cleft of the primary and secondary palates. Among the Indian babies, cleft of the secondary palate was most common. 18.8 percent of all the affected babies had positive family history of cleft. 10.9% of the mothers of affected babies had positive history of drug ingestion especially Chinese herbs during pregnancy. Associated congenital abnormalities occurred in 15.6% of the babies with cleft lip and/or palate.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/epidemiology*
  8. Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, Mohd Hafiz Yahya, Normala Basiron, Zairizam Zakaria, Mohd Rizam Abdul Rahman, Hazlina Mohd Miskam, et al.
    Int J Public Health Res, 2017;7(2):836-844.
    Introduction A study was conducted to determine the level of mothers' perception on children with cleft deformity and its associated factors
    Methods This was a cross sectional study involving 110 mothers with children attending the Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Clinic. Data was gathered from a face to face interview based on a questionnaire that assesses the level of perception and its associated factors. The level of perception was evaluated from a scoring method and divided into four domains namely psychosocial, care management, treatment and education.
    Results The level of perception was high in all four domains ranged from 62% for treatment and 80% for education. Factors that were significantly associated with the level of perception were ethnicity, religion, type of cleft deformity and level of information.
    Conclusions Information regarding cleft deformity must be tailored toward mothers’ personal characteristics and type of cleft deformity to improve mothers' perception on this problem.
    Study site: Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate*
  9. Noor SN, Musa S
    Cleft Palate Craniofac. J., 2007 May;44(3):292-303.
    PMID: 17477746
    OBJECTIVES: Determination of the psychosocial status and assessment of the level of satisfaction in Malaysian cleft palate patients and their parents.
    DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.
    PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Sixty cleft lip and palate patients (12 to 17 years of age) from Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and their parents were selected. The questionnaires used were the Child Interview Schedule, the Parents Interview Schedule, and the Cleft Evaluation Profile (CEP), administered via individual interviews.
    RESULTS: Patients were teased because of their clefts and felt their self-confidence was affected by the cleft condition. They were frequently teased about cleft-related features such as speech, teeth, and lip appearance. Parents also reported that their children were being teased because of their clefts and that their children's self-confidence was affected by the clefts. Both showed a significant level of satisfaction with the treatment provided by the cleft team. There was no significant difference between the responses of the patients and their parents. The features that were found to be most important for the patients and their parents, in decreasing order of priority, were teeth, nose, lips, and speech.
    CONCLUSIONS: Cleft lip and/or palate patients were teased because of their clefts, and it affected their self-confidence. The Cleft Evaluation Profile is a reliable and useful tool to assess patients' level of satisfaction with treatment received for cleft lip and/or palate and can identify the types of cleft-related features that are most important for the patients.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/complications; Cleft Palate/psychology*; Cleft Palate/surgery
    Orofacial clefts are one of the most common congenital malformations among newborns. The two main types of oral clefts are cleft lip with or without cleft (CLP) and cleft palate alone (CP). Cleft is an abnormal ssure in an anatomical structure that is normally fused. Cleft lip is the congenital failure of the maxillary and medial nasal processes to fuse, forming a ssure in the lip. Cleft palate is the congenital failure of the palate to fuse properly, forming a ssure in the roof of the mouth (Mossey, 2009).clefts are one of the most common congenital malformations among newborns. The two main types of oral clefts are cleft lip with or without cleft (CLP) and cleft palate alone (CP). Cleft is an abnormal ssure in an anatomical structure that is normally fused. Cleft lip is the congenital failure of the maxillary and medial nasal processes to fuse, forming a ssure in the lip. Cleft palate is the congenital failure of the palate to fuse properly, forming a ssure in the roof of the mouth (Mossey, 2009).
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate
  11. Salahshourifar I, Sulaiman WA, Zilfalil BA, Halim AS
    Am. J. Med. Genet. A, 2011 Sep;155A(9):2302-7.
    PMID: 21834040 DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.34169
    Several studies have shown evidence for the contribution of interferon regulatory factor 6 (IRF6) variants to the risk of nonsyndromic oral clefts in Asians; however, this has not included the Malay population. The current study attempts to address this research gap using allele and haplotype transmission disequilibrium analyses. The results showed a strong transmission distortion for multiple haplotypes to patients with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate. Haplotypes carrying the 243 bp allele of D1S2136 and common alleles at the rs861019 and rs2235371 were over-transmitted to patients. By contrast, haplotypes consisting of the 251 bp allele of D1S2136 and the rare allele at rs2235371 were more under-transmitted. Furthermore, several variants and haplotypes showed excess maternal transmission, but none of them attained statistical significance in maternal relative risk analyses. In contrast, a significant child genotype effect was observed for several haplotypes, indicating fetal genotype could be the major genetic contribution rather than maternal genotype. The present study therefore further supports a role for IRF6 variants in clefting in this Southeast Asian population. Overall, Asian genetic backgrounds are most likely more susceptible to the haploinsufficiency of IRF6 variants. These variants may contribute to the condition either themselves, or they may be in linkage disequilibrium with other casual variants.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/genetics*; Cleft Palate/epidemiology
  12. Normastura AR, Mohd Khairi MD, Azizah Y, Nizam A, Samsuddin AR, Naing L
    Med. J. Malaysia, 2008 Mar;63(1):21-5.
    PMID: 18935726
    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and association of speech disorders among operated cleft lip and palate children (CLP) in Northeast Malaysia. A comparative cross sectional study was performed on 98 operated CLP and 109 non-cleft subjects that aged between 3- 12-years-old. Data collection was done clinically and also by recording speech samples of each subject from both groups using a portable cassette recorder. Results showed that the prevalence of speech abnormality was 61.2% (95% CI: 51.41-71.04) and the risk of having speech abnormality was 174.5 times (95% CI: 23.04, 1320.67; P value < 0.001) in CLP children compared to non-cleft children. Therefore it was found that children with appropriately repaired CLP in Northeast Malaysia failed to have normal speech.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/complications*; Cleft Palate/surgery*
  13. Haque S, Alam MK, Khamis MF
    BMC Pediatr, 2017 May 06;17(1):119.
    PMID: 28477625 DOI: 10.1186/s12887-017-0870-4
    BACKGROUND: Cleft lip and palate (CLP) is one of the most common birth defects. Multiple factors are believed to be responsible for an unfavorable dental arch relationship in CLP. Facial growth (maxillary) retardation, which results in class III malocclusion, is the primary challenge that CLP patients face. Phenotype factors and postnatal treatment factors influence treatment outcomes in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) children, which has led to a great diversity in protocols and surgical techniques by various cleft groups worldwide. The aim of this study was to illustrate the dental arch relationship (DAR) and palatal morphology (PM) of UCLP in Bangladeshi children and to explore the various factors that are responsible for poor DAR and PM.

    METHODS: Dental models of 84 subjects were taken before orthodontic treatment and alveolar bone grafting. The mean age was 7.69 (SD 2.46) years. The DAR and PM were assessed blindly by five raters using the EUROCRAN index (EI). Kappa statistics was used to evaluate the intra- and inter-examiner agreement, chi square was used to assess the associations, and logistic regression analysis was used to explore the responsible factors that affect DAR and PM.

    RESULTS: The mean EUROCRAN scores were 2.44 and 1.93 for DAR and PM, respectively. Intra- and inter-examiner agreement was moderate to very good. Using crude and stepwise backward regression analyses, significant associations were found between the modified Millard technique (P = 0.047, P = 0.034 respectively) of cheiloplasty and unfavorable DAR. Complete UCLP (P = 0.017) was also significantly correlated with unfavorable DAR. The PM showed a significant association with the type of cleft, type of cheiloplasty and type of palatoplasty.

    CONCLUSION: This multivariate study determined that the complete type of UCLP and the modified Millard technique of cheiloplasty had significantly unfavorable effects on both the DAR and PM.

    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/pathology*; Cleft Palate/surgery
  14. Rajion ZA, Al-Khatib AR, Netherway DJ, Townsend GC, Anderson PJ, McLean NR, et al.
    Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol., 2012 Feb;76(2):227-34.
    PMID: 22136741 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.11.008
    The purpose of this study was to use three-dimensional computed tomography data and computer imaging technology to assess the skeletal components of the naso-pharyngeal area in patients with cleft lip and palate and to quantify anatomical variations.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/physiopathology; Cleft Palate/radiography*
  15. Zreaqat M, Hassan R, Halim AS
    Cleft Palate Craniofac. J., 2009 May;46(3):326-30.
    PMID: 19642750 DOI: 10.1597/07-210.1
    To determine the treatment outcome based on dentoalveolar relationships among Malay children born with nonsyndromic complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP).
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/pathology; Cleft Palate/surgery*
  16. Abu-Rub N, Samsudin AR, Abdullah AB, Abdullah N
    Aust Orthod J, 2005 May;21(1):39-43.
    PMID: 16433080
    Presurgical orthopaedics has been employed since the 1950s as an adjunctive neonatal therapy for the correction of cleft lip and palate. It is accepted that presurgical orthopaedic plates facilitate lip repair and balanced orofacial growth.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/surgery; Cleft Palate/therapy*
  17. Sharif F, Mahmood F, Azhar MJ, Asif A, Zahid M, Muhammad N, et al.
    J Pak Med Assoc, 2019 May;69(5):632-639.
    PMID: 31105281
    OBJECTIVE: To compare the occurrence, distribution and management of clefts of lip and palate in local patients with the available data from India and China.

    METHODS: The retrospective study was conducted at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised data related to a three-month period from January to March 2015 at two medical centres in Lahore. Data from Pakistani centres was analysed based on province, gender, age and clefts of lip and palate conditions and Spearman's correlation matrix.

    RESULTS: Of the 1574 cases, 1061(67.4%) were from Punjab, 361(23%) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 85(5%) Sindh and 67(4.2%) were from Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The incidence of clefts of lip and palate was higher in males than females. There was higher awareness of the need for timely management in new borns with clefts of lip and palate. Some patients seeking secondary treatment were also being surgically corrected. There is no national registry of children born with cleft defect, making it difficult to assess the full scale of the problem..

    CONCLUSIONS: Based on available data, it is likely that there are many adults who have not been treated when younger..

    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/epidemiology*; Cleft Palate/surgery
  18. Mohamad Shah NS, Sulong S, Wan Sulaiman WA, Halim AS
    Mol Genet Genomic Med, 2019 05;7(5):e635.
    PMID: 30924295 DOI: 10.1002/mgg3.635
    BACKGROUND: Nonsyndromic cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common human birth defects worldwide that affects the lip and/or palate. The incidence of clefts varies among populations through ethnic, race, or geographical differences. The focus on Malay nonsyndromic cleft lip and/or palate (NSCL/P) is because of a scarce report on genetic study in relation to this deformity in Malaysia. We are interested to discuss about the genes that are susceptible to cause orofacial cleft formation in the family.

    METHODS: Genome-wide linkage analysis was carried out on eight large extended families of NSCL/P with the total of 91 individuals among Malay population using microarray platform. Based on linkage analyses findings, copy number variation (CNV) of LPHN2, SATB2, PVRL3, COL21A1, and TOX3 were identified in four large extended families that showed linkage evidence using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) as for a validation purpose. Copy number calculated (CNC) for each genes were determined with Applied Biosystems CopyCallerTM Software v2.0. Normal CNC of the target sequence expected was set at two.

    RESULTS: Genome-wide linkage analysis had discovered several genes including TOX3 and COL21A1 in four different loci 4p15.2-p16.1, 6p11.2-p12.3, 14q13-q21, and 16q12.1. There was significant decreased, p 

    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate/genetics*; Cleft Palate/pathology
  19. Abd Rahman N, Abdullah N, Samsudin AR, Naing Mohd Ayub Sadiq L
    Malays J Med Sci, 2004 Jul;11(2):41-51.
    PMID: 22973126
    This study was done to determine the prevalence of dental anomalies and facial profile abnormality and its association with the non-syndromic cleft lip and palate (CLP) as compared to the non-cleft children. A comparative cross sectional study was conducted where the case group consist of 98 non-syndromic CLP children-unilateral (UCLP) and bilateral (BCLP) who attended the Combined Clinic at Kota Bharu Dental Clinic (KBDC) while the comparison group comprised of 109 non-cleft children who attended the outpatient clinic at KBDC. Their ages were between 3 to 12 years old. Clinical oral and facial profile examinations were carried out to look for dental anomalies (morphology, number and alignment of teeth) and facial profile abnormality. The prevalence of anomalies in morphology of teeth in CLP (24.5%) and non-cleft (10.1%), number of teeth in CLP (44.9%) and non-cleft (7.3%), mal-alignment in CLP (79.6%) and non-cleft (27.5%) and facial profile abnormality in CLP (26.5%) and non-cleft (9.1 %). There was a significant association between CLP and anomalies in morphology, number, mal-alignment and abnormality in facial profile; (p < 0.05). Therefore, there was a high prevalence and risk of dental anomalies and facial profile abnormality in the CLP children compared to the non-cleft children.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate
  20. Raihan, S., Tg Norina, T.J., Raja Azmi, M.N.
    We report a rare case of a newborn baby girl who was delivered at 36 weeks of gestation with birth weight of 2680 grams and has ankyloblepharon filiforme adnatum with cleft lip and palate diagnosed at birth. The baby was managed with simple procedures of eyelid bands separation. We also reviewed the embryology of eyelid and its relation with ankyloblepharon formation and discussed the various syndromes and abnormality which may be associated with this eyelid abnormality. The four types of ankyloblepharon which was described by Rosenman and colleague is presented.
    Matched MeSH terms: Cleft Palate
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