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Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2006 Nov;43(6):756-61.

Cleft palate in Kabuki syndrome: a report of six cases.

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, 1007 Shimonagakubo, Nagai-zumi, Shizuoka 411-8777, Japan. tiida-tky@umin.ac.jp

Abstract

Kabuki syndrome is a syndrome of rare congenital anomalies that was named after its characteristic appearance, a face resembling that of an actor in a Kabuki play. Although cleft palate is a feature that is sometimes observed in patients with Kabuki syndrome, there are few clinical reports of cleft palate associated with Kabuki syndrome. This report presents six cases of Kabuki syndrome with cleft palate and reviews their clinical features. Our results suggest that (1) patients with cleft palate in Kabuki syndrome tend to fail in acquiring normal velopharyngeal function and (2) submucous cleft palate might be more common in patients with Kabuki syndrome than previously was reported.

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