Volume 61, Issue 6 (15 2003)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2003, 61(6): 446-449 | Back to browse issues page

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Miri S R, Kiani A, Mehrabi V. Do Cleft Lip/ And Or Palate Patients Need The Cardiologist Consultation Before The Surgery?. Tehran Univ Med J. 2003; 61 (6) :446-449
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-1152-en.html
Abstract:   (7391 Views)
Ectomesenchimal cells, placed near the embryonal tube, migrate to down and share in facial and cardiac structures. Migration or differentiation disorders of these cell causes cleft lip/ or palate and congenital heart disease (CHD). This item was performed to determine co-appearing of cleft and CHD and to know adjutant factors to that for better management of these patient.
Materials and Methods: Two hundered children with cleft lip and palate were registered. Finding was analyzed by fisher's exact text and chi-square tests.
Results: CHD is ten times of normal population in this research (p< 0.01 and odd ratio 10.39) and incidence of CHD in cleft is high in cleft patient if another congenital animalies were presented (p< 0.001, odd ratio 5.18).
Conclusion: By attention to higher incidence of CHD in cleft patients, it is advised to cardiologist consulting before cleft surgery for better managing.


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