Experience of Primary Cleft Lip And Palate At A Tertiary Care Hospital in Pakistan: A 4 Year Retrospective Review

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Author(s): Usama Ahmed Rana,1 Hussan Birkhez Shami,2 Saadia Nosheen Jan,3 Muhammad Sohail,4 Hamid Hussain Ansari,5 Farid Ahmed Khan

Received: 10/08/2020 | Published: 27/11/2020 | Pages: 43-46 |

To retrospectively review our experience of primary cleft lip and palate surgery at a tertiary care hospital Methods: This was a retrospective study, reviewing the records of all patients with cleft lip and palate operated in, from September 2012 to October 2016.Data analysis was done using SPSS (16.0). Results: During this period, a total of 316 patients were seen (149 males and 167 females). 60 had isolated cleft palate, 83 had isolated cleft lip and 173 had combined cleft lip and palate. Patient age was meansd (15 days-33 years). A total of 349 procedures were performed out of which, 205 were primary repairs (118 primary lip repairs and 87 primary palate repairs). Conclusion: Majority of the patients of cleft lip and palate presented at later ages; efforts should be made for an earlier repair.