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Quintessence Int. 2008 Oct;39(9):749-52.

An epidemiologic study of lip and palate clefts from a Brazilian reference hospital.

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  • 1Dental School, State University of Montes Claros, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil. hmjunior2000@yahoo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the distribution of several types of clefts among adolescents and adults receiving treatment at the Center for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, Unifenas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.

METHODS AND MATERIALS:

A total 154 untreated patients of low socioeconomic means with cleft lips and/or palates, without additional malformations, who came to the Center for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies for treatment were analyzed, and clinical and socioeconomic variables were detailed.

RESULTS:

A predominance of complete cleft lip and palate, either unilateral or bilateral, was observed (52.60%), followed by isolated cleft lip (33.12%) and isolated cleft palate (14.28%). A discrete relationship between cleft palate and the female gender was noticed, and males were more affected by other types of clefts.

CONCLUSIONS:

Non-Caucasian males with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate constituted the main profile of affected individuals.

PMID:
19093047
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