Cleft lip and palate surgeries: Report of 7-year experience in Centrinho Imperatriz/MA (Brazil)

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Edition V04N03 | Year 2018 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 37 to 41

Lêonilson Gaião, Thainá Barroso Pinheiro De Souza, Raurício Vital Mendes, Patrícia Figueiredo De Macêdo

Objective: To quantify the frequency of dierent types of surgeries in patients with cleft lip and palate, from September 2008 to July 2015 in the Centrinho Imperatriz. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted, based on 226 surgical descriptions of medical records of patients undergoing surgical procedures for the rehabilitation of cleft lip and palate. Results: Regarding the surgeries performed: a) 119 patients were male; b)66had unilateral left transforamen clefts; c) the average age was 11.14 years; d ) among the abnormalities, the most frequent were those associated with the eyes and ears; e) 2014 was the year with the highest number of surgeries (n=47); f) among the performed surgeries, primary palatoplasty was the most frequent (n=86), followed by unilateral cheiloplasties (n=61), buconasal fistula closures (n=34) and other surgical procedures (n=45), such as alveolar bone graft, secondary palatoplasty, bilateral cheiloplasty and rinoplasty. Conclusion: According to the results, it can be concluded that: 1)there was a slight predominance of male patients; 2) patients with left unilateral transforamen cleft diagnosis were more frequent; 3)the most prevalent surgeries were palatoplasty; and4) cheiloplasty and palatoplasty were performed more than secondary surgeries.

Cleft palate, Cleft lip, Surgery, oral,

Gaião L, Souza TBP, Mendes RV, Macêdo PF. Cleft lip and palate surgeries: Report of 7-year experience in Centrinho Imperatriz/MA (Brazil). J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Sept-Dec;4(3):37-41. DOI:

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