Knowledge and attitude on surgical procedures in management of cleft palate

Sindhu Priya Kuppusamy and Dhanraj M

Background : The birth defect, and lack of tissue joining during development, leads to cleft palate and lip. Treating facial clefts is a highly challenging reconstructive problem in rhinoplasty. There are several surgical procedures and evaluations but these do not offer the ideal and standard procedure for surgeons. A questionnaire was performed to suggest the best surgical procedures from dentists, to treat the patients.

Aim : The purpose of this questionnaire, is to spread the knowledge about the treatment of cleft palate and at the same time indicates the corrections if the primary surgery failed.
Method : A questionnaire was taken from100 dental post graduate studentsin 1 month. A questionnaire with 10 questions was set to assess the knowledge about cleft palate.

Results : They believed that the main reason for development of cleft palate is genetic with a percentage of 36.6%. The failure of cleft palate is 57.3% and it is caused by a secondary procedure. The most commonly seen cleft palate is cleft of soft palate only, with 40.8% chance. The routine repair of cleft palate does not come with repair of nose also. The desired method for cleft palate is hard and soft palate as a single procedure. The type of method used to identity cleft palate during pregnancy is by ultrasonography.

Conclusion : The purpose of this study was to provide administrations to patients, staff improvement, and the ideal utilisation of constrained assets and experts. We trust that the discoveries in this review will give preparatory data to possibly accomplish a standardised reason to invite more queries for more knowledge regarding cleft palate.

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