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A submicroscopic deletion of chromosome 22q11.2 has been identified in the majority of patients with the DiGeorge syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome, conotruncal anomaly face syndrome, and in some patients with isolated conotruncal cardiac anomalies, Opitz G/BBB syndrome, and Cayler cardiofacial syndrome. We have evaluated 181 patients with this deletion.(More)
Although the optimal technique of cleft-palate repair remains controversial, several small series have suggested that superior speech results may be obtained with the Furlow double-opposing Z-plasty. To examine speech outcome in a large series of Furlow palatoplasties performed at a single center, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 390 cleft-palate(More)
A submicroscopic deletion of chromosome 22q11.2 has been identified in the majority of patients with the DiGeorge, velocardiofacial, and conotruncal anomaly face syndromes, and in some patients with the Opitz G/BBB and Cayler cardiofacial syndromes. We have been involved in the analysis of DiGeorge syndrome and related diagnoses since 1982 and have(More)
A microscopic deletion of chromosome 22q11.2 has been identified in most patients with the DiGeorge, velocardiofacial syndrome, conotruncal anomaly face syndrome, and in some patients with isolated conotruncal cardiac anomalies. This study presents the neurodevelopmental outcome, including cognitive development, language development, speech, neuromuscular(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of tongue-lip adhesion (TLA) in the management of clinically significant airway obstruction associated with Pierre Robin sequence. DESIGN The records of all children admitted to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with a diagnosis of Pierre Robin sequence were reviewed. Charts were(More)
We report the speech outcome in 90 children with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate who underwent soft palate repair either between 3 and 7 months of age (n = 40) or later than 7 months of age (n = 50). In all patients, palatoplasty was performed by one of two experienced surgeons using a modification of the Furlow technique, and speech evaluations(More)
Reported here are the results of a retrospective study of the speech outcome for 63 cleft subjects who had Furlow repairs compared with 20 subjects who had other procedures. The two groups of children were similar in cleft type, sex, and race. The same two surgeons repaired the palates in both groups, and the same two speech pathologists with high(More)
The 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome is a genetic disorder that is being recognized with increasing frequency. Confirmation of the diagnosis can be made using fluorescence in situ hybridization. Many medical and developmental problems are present in children with this syndrome. Communication disorders are among the most common features of this syndrome and(More)