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Title: Congenital cleft lip, cleft palate and lip fistulae (Van Der Woude Syndrome) in two Nigerian families
Authors: Akpata, Osagle
Ojo, Mike A.
Eroje, Bawa M.
Ohre, Ogoni
Keywords: Van Der Woude Syndrome
Cleft Lip
Lip Fistulae
Cleft Palate
Hospital clinic
Issue Date: Jan-1995
Publisher: Saudi Dental Society
Citation: Saudi Dental Journal: 7 (1) ; 40 - 44
Abstract: Two Nigerian families with congenital lower lip pits in association with unilateral or bilateral cleft lip and palate and inguinal hernia are described. Van der Woude Syndrome was not reported among the Nigerian populace in the literature. The fact that these cases presented in the hospital clinic shows a change in the attitude of the populace towards birth defects, it can reasonably concluded that an era of infanticide is closed or drawing to an end. Treatment modalilites for lip pits are surgical repair or leaving it alone as in one of our cases. Clefts of the lip and palate are surgically repaired to achieve the objectives of proper speech, function and aesthetics.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6928
ISSN: Print:1013-9052 online: 1658-3558
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