Incomplete formation of roof of mouth is cleft palate and of upper lip is cleft lip, common among children in North America. Both may occur together or individually. By plastic surgery it is corrected which gives proper development to regain function and to give a normal appearance. Risks include breathing problems, reactions to medications, infection, bleeding, need for another surgery.
Journals Related to Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie], International Journal of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Journal of Universal Surgery, British Dental Journal, American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, Neonatal Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Repair - AORN Journal, Journal of Applied Oral Science.