Incidence and management of middle ear effusion in cleft palate patients.

S. Lokman, T. Loh, H. Said, I. Omar

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    For a complete overall rehabilitation of cleft palate patients a multi-disciplinary approach should be adopted. Plastic and Head and Neck Surgeons in whom most of the treatment are entrusted should be concerned not only at achieving palatal function and cosmetic acceptability but also the various other problems associated with cleft palate especially hearing loss. In this study, 66 patients with repaired and unrepaired cleft palates were examined for the presence of hearing loss due to middle ear effusion. The incidence of middle ear effusion was high (57.6%). It was also found that only eight of these patients (12.1%) ever complained of hearing loss or any associated symptoms and repair of the cleft palate did not influence the incidence of middle ear effusion. As such, screening should be done in all cleft palates and otolaryngologists should therefore play an important role in the multi-disciplinary team which should comprise the paediatrician, plastic surgeon, speech therapist, orthodontist and dental specialist.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-55
    Number of pages5
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume47
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992

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    Otitis Media with Effusion
    Cleft Palate
    Hearing Loss
    Incidence
    Cosmetics
    Plastics
    Tooth
    Neck
    Rehabilitation
    Head

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    Lokman, S., Loh, T., Said, H., & Omar, I. (1992). Incidence and management of middle ear effusion in cleft palate patients. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 47(1), 51-55.

    Incidence and management of middle ear effusion in cleft palate patients. / Lokman, S.; Loh, T.; Said, H.; Omar, I.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 47, No. 1, 03.1992, p. 51-55.

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    Lokman, S, Loh, T, Said, H & Omar, I 1992, 'Incidence and management of middle ear effusion in cleft palate patients.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 51-55.
    Lokman, S. ; Loh, T. ; Said, H. ; Omar, I. / Incidence and management of middle ear effusion in cleft palate patients. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1992 ; Vol. 47, No. 1. pp. 51-55.
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