NASOALVEOLAR MOLDING-A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND CASE SERIES
Dr. Shafees Koya, *Dr. Mohammadi Begum and Dr. Akhter Hussain
Cleft lip and palate constitutes one of the most common congenital anomalies (Hibbert and Field, 1996). Indian studies have reported a wide range of incidence figures from 0.25 to 1.56 per 1000 live births. It is estimated that every year between 25,000 to 35,000 babies born in India have a cleft of the lip and or palate. Testimonies of cleft presence were reported even in antiquity and it is reported that Demosthenes (384-322 B.C.) suffered from cleft lip and palate and used pebbles for palate obstruction so as to enunciate correctly (Haralabakis, 1997).
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