Impact of cleft lip and/or cleft palate in sleep breathing disorders
Published on: 2020-03-18
Cleft palate is one of the most common congenital malformations. There are more than 200 syndromes that course with cleft palate, including sometimes also cleft lip. Children with cleft lip or palate are known to have airway complications and more probability of suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). To determine the severity of OSA in children is crucial because it can lead to several problems such as altered growth or cognitive defects, among others. Treatment options for these patients implicate a multidisciplinary approach in order to obtain an increase in the airway volume.