Prevalence of True Median Cleft of Upper Lip as Reflected from a Small Central Indian Population: Attempt to Report and Review the True Median Cleft of Upper Lip
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Aims and Objectives
The median clefts of the facial skeleton and soft tissue are least in occurrence. Here we have attempted to analyze and review the prevalence of median clefts in our center.
Materials and Methods
All the patients who reported with congenital deformities from January 2013 to June 2016 were included in the study. A detailed list of patients was then re-evaluated to preclude duplication of the record which could have occurred during the admission process. All the characteristics which can be evaluated epidemiologically were individually tabulated and evaluated in detail.
Out of the 1184 patients included in the study only 2 were affected with median cleft. The prevalence of true median cleft was hence determined to be 0.17% among the cleft population.
The prevalence of the true median cleft lip is rare and hence makes it difficult to classify these clefts, and also the treatment protocol needs to be fabricated for the treatment of such clefts.
KeywordsMedian cleft Prevalence True median cleft
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
Permission of study is taken from Director of Dube Surgical Hospital, Jabalpur.
Informed consent has been taken from all the patients.
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