In developed countries, with the advancement of medical services and awareness among patients, it is rare to find adults with un-operated cleft lip and palate. However, the scenario is totally different in developing countries.
Working as part of a team in a developing country, where co-coordinated [ + ]
Cleft palate is a common congenital anomaly occurring in infants. It happens because there is an aberration in the embryological palate development. The palate has a very important role in speech, separating the oral cavity from the nasal cavity. Swallowing and even growth of the [ + ]
The aim at Richardsons Dental And Craniofacial Hospital is to make each and every individual with cleft lip, cleft alveolus, cleft palate or any other craniofacial anomaly to be made like any individual without these deformities. So that they get incorporated into society without any [ + ]
This patient is now 34 years old.
She came to us 8 odd years ago with lots of secondary deformities… she had a scar on the upper lip from the primary cleft surgery done elsewhere. Her speech was far from clear and intelligible and nasal. Her [ + ]
A cleft lip is one of the most common anomalies of the face that occurs since birth. Cleft of the lip can extend till the nose (complete cleft lip) or involve only the lip (incomplete cleft lip). If left unrepaired it causes difficulty in sucking [ + ]
Parents of a 7-months-old cleft lip baby traveled all the way from the heart of Hyderabad city to various places. They came with all hopes that their baby would look normal and determination that they would go to any extent for the wellness of their [ + ]
What is Palatoplasty
Palatoplasty is the surgical correction and reconstruction of the defective palate(cleft palate). In India, palatoplasty is done as early as three months. People born with a cleft palate will have an abnormal opening between mouth and nose which impairs swallowing, speech, [ + ]
The human body has multiple entrances and exits..the mouth for eating, the nose for breathing and so on… .but sometimes some abnormal roads and communications are formed. As a result, what should go from the mouth to stomach, goes from mouth to nose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is Fistula????
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What are the consequences of cleft palate repair done incorrectly? This is a very common question asked by a lot of patients and their relatives to Dr. Sunil Richardson at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, South India.
A precise perfect surgery by a competent experienced surgeon [ + ]
What is the secret behind normal speech after cleft palate repair? This is a question many of my educated patients keep asking… In this medical blog, I would want to make this aspect clear to the non-medical person.
Cleft palate is a congenital or birth defect [ + ]