Failure to thrive in babies with cleft lip and palate.


We established the frequency of failure to thrive (FTT) in children undergoing primary cleft procedures by using growth charts and standard-deviation scores. Initially, 147 babies with cleft lip and/or palate undergoing 186 primary lip-and-palate repairs were studied between 1993 and 1996. Rates of FTT were categorised according to cleft type. There was an… (More)