Delayed diagnosis and underreporting of congenital anomalies associated with oral clefts in the Netherlands: a national validation study.

@article{Rozendaal2012DelayedDA,
  title={Delayed diagnosis and underreporting of congenital anomalies associated with oral clefts in the Netherlands: a national validation study.},
  author={Anna Maria Rozendaal and Antonius J M Luijsterburg and Edwin M Ongkosuwito and M-J H van den Boogaard and Esther de Vries and Steven E. R. Hovius and Christl Vermeij-Keers},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={780-90}
}
OBJECTIVE Since 1997, the 15 Dutch cleft palate teams have reported their patients with oral clefts to the national oral cleft registry (NVSCA). During the first visit of the patient to the team - which is usually within the first year of life - the oral cleft and associated congenital anomalies are recorded through a unique recording form by a plastic surgeon/orthodontist/paediatrician. In this study, we evaluated the quality of data on congenital anomalies associated with clefts. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING