Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Diagnosis and step by step systematic management of cleft anomalies underlining the importance of an early referral and non-surgical interceptive treatment modalities: A review

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Article Type : Review Article

Author Details: Rajarshi Basu*,Arun Ramaiah,Mathew P.C,Naved Khan,Junaid Shaikh

Volume : 5

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 9

Article End Page : 13


Cleft lip and cleft palate are two of the most frequently recorded birth defects in the world. It may occur as an isolated condition or it may be associated with other developmental birth defects. Either way, cleft related deformities are completely treatable and the children born with such conditions can lead a normal healthy life following its correction. The aim of this article is to communicate a systematic time bound treatment algorithm underlining the importance of the various adjuvant interceptive non-surgical modalities.

Keywords: Cleft anomaly, Non-surgical interceptive Treatment Modality, Time bound treatment algorithm, Prenatal diagnosis and parent counselling.

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