Epidemiology of cleft lip and cleft palate in Pakistan.

  title={Epidemiology of cleft lip and cleft palate in Pakistan.},
  author={Mohammed Mehboob Elahi and Ian Thomas Jackson and Omar Elahi and Ayesha H Khan and Fatima Mubarak and Gul Bano Tariq and Amit Mitra},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={113 6},
Clinical and epidemiologic studies of defined geographic populations can serve as a means of establishing data important for the diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of patients with cleft lip and cleft palate. Several descriptive epidemiologic studies have been carried out in many countries worldwide; however, no such study has ever been performed in Pakistan. Population-based data on the incidence of cleft lip and palate were obtained from birth registry information in northern Pakistan. A… CONTINUE READING