Are isolated facial cleft lip and palate associated with increased perinatal mortality? A cohort study from the West Midlands Region, 1995-1997.

@article{Ngai2005AreIF,
  title={Are isolated facial cleft lip and palate associated with increased perinatal mortality? A cohort study from the West Midlands Region, 1995-1997.},
  author={Cora Suk Wai Ngai and William L. Martin and Ann M. Tonks and Michael P Wyldes and Mark David Kilby},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={203-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between cleft lip and/or palate and perinatal mortality. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of cases of cleft lip/palate born to West Midlands residents from 1995 to 1997. Perinatal mortality for identified cases was compared with all births from 1995 to 1997. RESULTS 347 cases of cleft lip and/or cleft palate were delivered from 1995 to 1997. Thirty-six pregnancies were terminated due to parental wishes--2 were registerable births. There… CONTINUE READING