International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pediatrics | Saudi Arabia | Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018

Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in 4 Years Old Saudi Girl: A Case Report

Rana A. Alwahib | Tarek Ezzeldin [2] | Daleem Alqahtani | Yousef H. Almoumen | Sherif A. Mokhtar | Zaher Shamma

Abstract: The cleft lip and palate-type deformity presents one of the most complex dento-surgical challenges in dentistry. A four years Saudi girl, born in Jizan city with bilateral cleft lip and partial cleft palate, she was referred to Dammam Medical Complex, from primary care setting for urgent treatment, and as the patient required a multi-disciplinary approach for management, the pediatric dentist, to insure the best outcome, coordinated a team. That may include a plastic surgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, prosthodontist, orthodontist, pediatrician, speech therapist, nutritionist, social worker and laboratory technician. The delayed management of the cleft lip and palate required a different path of treatment plan tailored according to the child patient needs and oral health quality of life. A complete dental rehabilitation under GA, aesthetic plastic lip surgery & palate repair were accomplished in this sequence. Conclusion early intervention and adequate teamwork for children with cleft lip and palate provide the best care and outcome, when delay happen the challenges are higher and the outcome results will be affected.

Keywords: Cleft lip, Cleft Palate, Multidisciplinary Management, CLP Centres

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 5, May 2018,

Pages: 445 - 449

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