Global Variation in Cleft Palate Repairs: An Analysis of 352,191 Primary Cleft Repairs in Low- to Higher-Middle-Income Countries

Children with cleft lip and/or palate deformities are an inevitable component of every culture and community
throughout the world, and as the global population continues to increase, the global burden of cleft deformities
escalates. Early surgical intervention is essential to improve the quality of life for these patients, and in many cases, the operation is life-saving (Cubitt et al., 2012). Despite the variations in overall clefting incidence between geographical and racial groups, the underlying correlation between cleft lip and cleft palate incidence should remain universally constant (Sayetta et al., 1989)

Article on Cleft Palate rapairs


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