Cleft deformities in adults and children aged over six years in Nigeria: Reasons for late presentation and management challenges

@inproceedings{Adeyemo2009CleftDI,
  title={Cleft deformities in adults and children aged over six years in Nigeria: Reasons for late presentation and management challenges},
  author={Wasiu L Adeyemo and Mobolanle O Ogunlewe and Ibironke Desalu and Akinola Ladipo Ladeinde and Bolaji Oyawale Mofikoya and Michael O Adeyemi and Adegbenga A. Adepoju and Olufemi O Hassan},
  booktitle={Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dentistry},
  year={2009}
}
In developing countries, untreated cleft lips and palates are found with increasing frequency and patients often present to the surgeon far past the optimal time for closure of the cleft deformities. A prospective study was conducted between March 2007 and September 2009, to identify the reasons and treatment challenges of delayed presentation of cleft lip and palate deformities at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Out of a total of 150 patients with cleft defects during the… CONTINUE READING

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