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A descriptive epidemiologic study of cleft lip and palate in Spain

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Autor: Yañez-Vico, Rosa
Iglesias Linares, Alejandro
Gómez-Mendo, Ignacio
Torres-Lagares, Daniel
González Moles, Miguel Ángel
Gutiérrez Pérez, José Luis
Solano Reina, Enrique
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Estomatología
Fecha: 2012
Publicado en: Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontology,114(5S), S1-S4
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: Objetive. THe purpose of this study was to investigative the distribution of different cleft patternsby sex, side of the cleft, and family history of clefts in referral hospital in the south of Spain. Study design. One hundred twenty-three consecutive cleft lip subjetcs, with or without palates, attending the Stomatology Unit in the Virgen del Rocío UniversityHospital and the Virgen Macarena University Hospital from Octuber 2009 to May 2010 were studied. Results. The unilateral complete cleft lip and palate (54,4%) was most frequently found, followed by the bilateral complete cleft lip and palate (16,3%). Male patients ( 60,97%) and the left side ( 41,46%) were the most affected. A positive family history was observed in 21,94%of subjects. Conclusions. The most frequent profile in the affected population was male with left unilateral complete cleft lip and palate. The high incidence of family history of cleft on the father´s side prompts us to recommend further genetic research in ...
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