Early palatal changes after initial palatal surgery in children with cleft lip and palate.

@article{Kramer1996EarlyPC,
  title={Early palatal changes after initial palatal surgery in children with cleft lip and palate.},
  author={Gem J. C. Kramer and Jan B. Hoeksma and Birte Prahl-Andersen},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={1996},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          104-11
        }
}
Early palatal growth and development after primary palatal closure was studied in children with different types of cleft lip and palate (CLP). Palatal dimensions were measured on dental casts taken at fixed ages, from 9 months to 4 years of age. The results showed that soft and hard palatal closure in one stage had a significant impeding influence on posterior sagittal palatal growth compared to closure of the soft palate only. Timing of surgery possibly had a small temporary restrictive effect… CONTINUE READING

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