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Sleep Med Rev. 2009 Oct;13(5):345-54. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2009.03.001. Epub 2009 Jun 5.

Cleft lip and/or palate and breathing during sleep.

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  • 1Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. JoannaM4@med.usyd.edu.au

Abstract

Cleft of the lip and/or palate (CL/P) is a common defect which is associated with changes in facial structures and a smaller upper airway. As a result, infants and children with CL/P have an increased risk of sleep disordered breathing (SDB). This paper will review the anatomical and functional factors which place infants and children with CL/P at increased risk of SDB as well as review the literature which defines the magnitude of this risk. The information available on treatment of SDB in infants and children with CL/P will be presented. Finally, outstanding issues relevant to SDB in children with CL/P are discussed with direction for future research.

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