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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

The Management of a Neonate with Cleft Palate

  • Open or CloseJoshua Andrew Sanjeev Jogie*

    Faculty of Medicine, University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

    *Corresponding author: Joshua Andrew Sanjeev Jogie, Faculty of Medicine,University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Submission: September 22, 2022; Published: September 28, 2022

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume6 Issue5


Background: A cleft palate is a split or gap in the roof of the mouth resulting from tissues failing to fuse during child development before birth. When established early, cleft palate is treatable through various corrective procedures and therapies. It is a common problem with velopharyngeal and palatal dysfunction with a myriad of possible causes, including smoking or drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Case: It is a case where one is predisposed to loss of folic acid that helps in child development. Undoubtedly, a cleft palate can be treated through surgery, especially when diagnosed early with potential causes determined. This case study offers significant insights into the articulation skills assessment results and the associated phonologic applications. The findings also provide crucial insights associated with velopharyngeal function.
Conclusion: Inclusion of dental care and speech therapy in a rehabilitation program is imperative for the healing process, especially when other treatment measures have already been put in place.

Keywords: Cleft palate; Corrective; Surgery; Dental care; Folic acid

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