Karen Dean

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Cleft Lip and Palate

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Cleft lip and cleft palate, either alone or in combination, are among the most common congenital anomalies, occurring in approximately 1 in 500 births. Orofacial clefts can lead to significant physiologic disturbance, disrupting the mechanisms of swallowing, breathing, hearing and speech. Feeding is difficult affected neonates…

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