Cleft lip and palate patients prior to delayed closure of the hard palate: evaluation of maxillary morphology and the effect of early stimulation on pre-school speech.

@article{LohmanderAgerskov1990CleftLA,
  title={Cleft lip and palate patients prior to delayed closure of the hard palate: evaluation of maxillary morphology and the effect of early stimulation on pre-school speech.},
  author={Anette Lohmander-Agerskov and Ewa S{\"o}derpalm and Herbert Friede and Johnny Lilja},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={
          141-8
        }
}
Speech and maxillary development were analysed in two groups of patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate; both groups had early jaw orthopaedic treatment and a surgical regimen that included two-stage lip surgery (mean ages of 2 and 19 months) and soft palate repair (8 months). Closure of the hard palate was postponed until the children were 8 to 10 years of age. The first group comprised 10 consecutive patients who were analysed at 5 and 7 years of age, and the second group seven patients… CONTINUE READING
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