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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2012 pp 94-97

Research Article

Growth and Development of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Children Before and After Reconstruction Surgery

Nitin S. Mehkarkar1, C.G.Chaudhari2

Dept of Paediatrics, Dr.Ulhas Patil Medical College, Jalgaon, (MS) INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.


Birth of baby brings happiness in the lives of parents and family .But what could be more tortuous for parents to see their baby with the deformity of cleft lip and palate .Along with cosmetic defect, the deformity puts enormous psychological, emotional and financial burden to parents .The anatomical defects suffered by children with cleft lip and cleft palate are known causes of early difficulties with feeding which can lead to under nutrition and compromised growth. The basic reason behind choosing this topic is lack of such studies in India.