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Cleft Lip & Palate


Prevalence of facial cleft lip and palate in Khartoum hospitals during 1997-2000*


  No of births   No of Clefts   Prevalence per 1 000 births  

15 890   13   0.9


Types of Facial Clefts

  Cleft   Number (%)  

 Cleft lip

  2 (16)

 Cleft lip & palate

  7 (54)

 Cleft palate

  4 (30)

* The study was carried out in three hospitals serving Khartoum. Complete records of 15 890 newborns delivered during 1997-2000 were available out of 64697 births registered in the hospitals.


Source: Suleiman AM, Hamzah ST, Abusalab MA, Samaan KT. Prevalence of cleft lip and palate in a hospital-based population in the Sudan.Int J Paediatr Dent. 2005;15:185-189. Abstract PubMed


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