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Cleft palates being missed

13th December 2012

The Royal College of Surgeons has warned that too many babies born with a cleft palate are being diagnosed late.

Figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland showed more than 25% of cases were not picked up within the required 24 hours after birth.
Health campaigners say the problem – which means there is a gap in the roof of the mouth leading to difficulties sucking adequately and trouble feeding - can affect crucial early days of bonding and also lead to hearing and speech difficulties.


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Article Information

Title: Cleft palates being missed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 23365
Date Added: 13th Dec 2012


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