The incidence of cleft lip and palate in Nigeria.

  title={The incidence of cleft lip and palate in Nigeria.},
  author={L M Iregbulem},
  journal={The Cleft palate journal},
  volume={19 3},
The author examined 21,624 consecutive infants born at The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, from 1976 to 1980. There were eight cases of clefts of the lip or palate or both giving an incidence of one in 2,703 live births. A retrospective analysis of 360 cleft lip and palate patients during the same period showed a distribution which is at variance with other reported series. The frequency of cleft lip only was 49%, of cleft palate only was 19%, and of cleft lip and palate was 32… CONTINUE READING