Magnus Becker

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We report on the general intellectual capacity of men around 17-19 years of age and with cleft lip either with or without cleft palate (CLP) or cleft palate alone. Data were obtained from the Swedish National Service enrollment register for the years 1991-1997, about 335 individuals with CLP and 88 with cleft palate alone, who were compared with a control(More)
Twenty-four adult patients who had been operated on as infants for isolated cleft lip underwent clinical examination combined with photographic documentation using a digital camera. The same predetermined protocol comprising 20 variables describing nasolabial appearance was used for both the clinical examination and the computerised evaluation of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports on birth weight, body length, body mass index, and cranial circumference at birth of infants with cleft lip and/or palate born between 1973 and 1992. METHODS Data were obtained from two nationwide Swedish health registries. Infants with syndromes, twins, and infants with immigrant parentage were excluded from the study.(More)
It has been possible to detect cleft lip (CL), with or without cleft palate (CLP), using ultrasound (US) since the beginning of the 1980s. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of prenatal diagnosis of cleft lip with or without cleft palate, and isolated cleft palate (ICP), in our catchment area. Screening protocols in the different US clinics in(More)
We report the weight, stature, body mass index (BMI), and muscular strength of men about 19 years old who have cleft lip, either with or without cleft palate (CLP), or cleft palate only (CP). Data were obtained from the Swedish National Service enrolment register for the years 1991 -97, and concerned 335 men with CLP and 88 with CP, who were compared with a(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate if adolescents with cleft lip, or palate, or both (CLP), have an altered self-concept, and to assess their degree of introversion, compared with a control group. The CLP group consisted of 55 adolescents (aged 17-20 years) and the control group consisted of 31 adolescents (16-19 years). The Tennessee Self Concept(More)
Sixty-six patients operated on for isolated cleft palate were evaluated as adults, and their speech was assessed clinically. Forty-four had undergone a von Langenbeck repair at the age of 7 months and 22 a Wardill repair at the age of 18 months. Speech was judged subjectively by the patients themselves, and perceptual assessment was made by three speech(More)
We have reviewed 184 patients after repair of primary hypospadias. They were operated on and followed-up according to a standard protocol, and the senior author (HS) participated in all operations. The patients were reconstructed using a Byars two-stage procedure (n=102) or a Scuderi (n=29) or Mathieu (n=41) single-stage procedure. The rest (n=12) just had(More)
OBJECTIVE The focus of this study was to determine whether there were any significant differences in academic achievement between students with a cleft and the general population of Swedish students at the typical time of graduation from compulsory school (usually 16 years of age). DESIGN A retrospective population-based study. Data were obtained from the(More)
In recent years adoption of children with cleft lip, with or without cleft palate (CLP), and other birth defects has become more common. The aim of the present study was to describe the characteristics and initial care and treatment of adopted children with CLP. A total of 25 children were referred to our department between 2008 and 2010, 7 (28%) of whom(More)