Title:
Review of the UCL management of patients with cleft lip and palate
Authors:
S. Castelein, N. Deggouj, R. Vanwijck, B. Bayet and H. Reychler
Institutions:
Cleft lip and palate centreA. de Coninck, University Hospital Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
Keywords:
Cleft lip; cleft palate; multidisciplinary
Pages:
51 - 56
Abstract:
Review of the UCL management of patients with cleft lip and palate. We describe the way our multidiscipli- nary team manages cleft lips and palates at our centre at the Catholic University of Louvain. Since 1987, we have opted for the neonatal repair of the cleft lip and nose, and closure of the cleft palate at three months of age. Multidisciplinary follow-up then takes place to detect and correct the sequellae. The children are seen once a year by a plastic surgeon, an otorhinolaryngologist, a maxillofacial surgeon, a speech therapist, an audiologist, and an orthodontist. Secondary cor- rections are scheduled depending on functional, aesthetic, and psychological requirements.
Issue:
Suppl. 4, 2006


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Review of the UCL management of patients with cleft lip and palate