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    “They did a beautiful job on your face, you can’t even see the scar now” is one of the most common things I have heard after telling anyone that I had a cleft lip and palate. When I was born I had a cleft lip and a cleft palate. This is a congenital split in the upper lip on one or both sides of the center, and a cleft palate is a congenital split in the roof of the mouth. The meaning to me is to be in the hospital many times, specifically eleven times just for major surgeries. It also meant braces for seven years and just recently getting them off. Cleft lip and palate also meant to me, the questions about the scars it left and a low self-esteem leading to major depressive disorder at a very young age. But this whole experience has not been a negative one, I believe that I have become a more empathic person because of this. I see myself as…

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    Craniofacial Cleft Essay

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    CHAPTER 26 CRANIOFACIAL CLEFTS AND HYPERTELORBITISM TESSIER CLASSIFICATION  The Tessier classification for rare craniofacial clefts links clinical observations with underlying skeletal deformities seen with preoperative 3D computed tomography (CT} scan imaging and confirmed during surgery. o In the Tessier classification, clefts are numbered from 0 to 14 (Figure 26.2}. o The eyelids and orbits are designated as the horizontal axis of this functional system dividing the face into upper and…

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    Wisconsin, approximately 1 in every 700 live births; most cases (80 percent) occur in males. Cleft lip/palate are birth defects that occur when the lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. The causes of orofacial clefts among most infants are unknown. Some children have a cleft lip or cleft palate because of changes in their genes. Cleft lip and cleft palate are thought to be caused by a combination of genes and other factors, such as things the mother comes in contact with in her…

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    For my Medical Terminology class, I had to choose a topic that surrounded our main lecture of chapter nine, neonatology disease and disorders. My disease that I have chosen is Cleft Palate or Palate. A Cleft Palate is when there is a split or an opening in the roof of the mouth. It can involve the hard palate which is the bony front portion of the roof of the mouth, or the soft palate which is the soft back portion of the roof of the mouth. There is also a Cleft Lip which is where there is a…

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    What is Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate? Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a child’s lip or palate do not form correctly during pregnancy. Together, these birth defects are often referred to as "orofacial clefts." Cleft Lip Vs. Cleft Palate Cleft Lip: How it's formed: The lip forms between the fourth and seventh weeks of pregnancy. Cells and tissue from the body and head grow towards each other to form facial features, including the lips, mouth, nose, and upper jaw.…

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    Craniofacial defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate which occur as an isolated condition, or may be one component of an inherited disease or syndrome are among the most common of all birth defects. Cleft lips and palates are frequent congenital craniofacial malformations, with an incidence of 1.5-2.5 per 1,000 live births. Children who have an orofacial cleft require several surgical procedures. Most large defects, also known as critical bone defects are successfully treated with allogenous…

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    Take, for example, cleft lip or cleft palate. Cleft Palate is a very serious disorder that requires surgery for correction. Even after correction, those with cleft palate still have speech trouble and are never totally normal. Cleft Palate is a physical defect that typically causes VPI, or Velopharyngeal Insufficiency. “VPI is... inadequate closure of the Velopharyngeal Port.” This port is needed for both speaking and swallowing. So, someone with a VPI will usually have a very difficult…

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    In 2010, Africa Mercy was based in Togo where around 30,000 people were blind and unable to work because of cataracts. Due to a lack of surgeons and old expensive techniques, the procedure they needed was out of reach. In one year, the Mercy Ship surgical team was able to restore sight to 1,060 patients. Moreover, they invited local eye surgeons on board to update and learn new skills. These surgeons not only gained insight on a new technique that cuts expenses and operating time in half, but…

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    women together, handcuff them, and forcibly take them to have their pregnancies terminated (Revzin). Another one of the illegal incidents that has taken place included any family with an expecting mother of any child after the first, being held against their will (Revzin). This would continue until the family surrendered to family planning authorities (Revzin). Additionally, their personal items were often taken away as well as fines being held against them (Revzin). Soon after the policy…

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    August or Auggie Pullman is an intelligent young man in the 5th grade. He has a gene that makes his face all wonky, so he had to have surgeries when he was younger. Even with all the surgeries he still looks wonky. All his life he has been homeschooled until this year. This year is August’s first year in public school. He starts to get bullied because he looks weird and has to do a few things a little different. So a fight goes on between him and his bully for a good bit of the school year. He…

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