Cleft Lip and Palate in NWFP

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Hidayat Ullah Khan
Mohib Ullah Khan
Saeed Ullah Khan
Naveed Yousaf


Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate are common congenital anomalies making about 2% of ENT patients admitted to our ward. The study includes 60 patients. The problem is common in Northern Districts of NWFP and in Yousafzai Tribe of Pathans. The age of presentation is from first week of life to 25 years iof age. As a whole male children are affected more often than female. Most of the mothers of cleft babies are younger. Facial clefts are multifactorial in origin, having definite role of heridity, consaguinity and drugs. it is relatively common in people with poor socio -economic status. The commonest presenting symptoms of cleft lip and palate. The incidence of associated congenital anomalies mainly cardiac is 8.3%. The associateion of middle ear problem is 41.5%. Teh various techniques of repair designed for a particular problem and the difficulties and complications encountered during treatment and the results of management are not included in this particular aspect of the study.

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Khan HU, Khan MU, Khan SU, Yousaf N. Cleft Lip and Palate in NWFP. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Aug. 29 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];10(1). Available from:
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