Study of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate in Tribal Areas of GujaratJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2020-11-05
Authors : M. F. Shaikh; Hardik Dodia;
Page : 585-593
Keywords : Cleft lip; Cleft palate; Cleft disease; tribal area; Gujarat; Treatment of cleft lip; cleft palate; Smile train camps;
Cleft of lip, hard and soft palate are the most common congenital abnormalities of the craniofacial structure. Worldwide incidence of cleft lip and palate is 1 in 600. It has some associations with genetics and nutrition deficiency. Making the disease more prevalent in tribal areas. This study is done to find out incidence, average age of presentation to health care worker and treatment, Outcome of surgery, Reason for delay in treatment etc in Tribal population of Gujarat. Comparison of tribal patients operated in tertiary center and primary centers. Impact of numerous camps for awareness and treatment of the disease.
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