THE MORTALITY RATE IN OPERATED CLEFT LIP AND PALATE PATIENTS IN AL- ZAHRA, A TEACHING HOSPITAL
Dr. Abdulkhudher A. Alwan* and Dr. Sada Jasim Abdulameer
This a prospective study is include 200 operated patients born with cleft deformities and they were operated under general anaesthesia in the maxillofacial department in Al Zahra, a teaching hospital in wassit between 2013-2017. Cleft lip and/or palate are common birth defects due to genetics and environmental causes. CLP may be isolated or as part of syndromes. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most common diseases that association with orofacial clefts. The aim of this study is the evaluation the mortality rate, causes and prevention of death in Cleft lip and Palate patients during and after operation. For 200 operated patients with cleft deformities two patients were died diagnosed due to respiratory and congenital heart diseases. Therefore precise clinical examination, echocardiography should be done pre operatively to exuded congenital heart disease and to determine the fitness for general anesthesia. Aim of study: To determine the mortality rate, causes and prevention of death during and after operation.
Keywords: Mortality, cleft.
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