Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Cleft Palate

Demographic Analysis Of Palatal Fistula In A Tertiary Care Centre: A Retrospective Study

Dr. Mansi Rajput; Dr. Eklavya Sharma; Dr. Ankita Priya; Dr. Jenefer Loveline Arokiyasamy; Dr. Md. Jawed Iqbal; Dr. Jayendra Purohit; Dr. Heena Tiwari

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 5679-5684

Aim: Purpose of our research was to conduct a demographic analysis of palatal fistula in patients arriving in a tertiary care centre. Methodology: Retrospectively all the data was taken before repair of palatal fistula from the year January 2000 to June 2020 in JMMCH & RI, Thrissur were enrolled in the study. Subsequent variables: sex, cleft side, presence of Simonart’s band, initial cleft width, intraoperative problems, and postoperative problems were measured. A chi-square test was used as statistical measure to analyse the variables. Results: In age group 0-6 months; the fistula was mostly present in anterior region of hard palatal region (54%), whereas size of the fistula was mostly <0.4mm in 63% cases which was statistically significant (p=0.04). The results were statistically significant in case of patients belonging to 13-24 months (p=0.012) as well as in case of >24 months of age (p=0.045). Conclusion: We recommend a future prospective controlled study to study the factors that lower the incidence of fistula in bigger sample size population.


Malavika P; Dr. L. keerthi Sasanka; Kavitha S; Dr. Kiran kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1658-1667

Cleft lip or cleft palate are the openings or splits in the upper lip of the roof of the mouth or both. Cleft lip
/ palate affects approximately 1 in 700 live births. Most clefts are likely caused by multiple genetic and non genetic factors. Cleft lip and cleft palate are the most common congenital defects of birth. Cleft lip and cleft palate occurs in the forms of syndromic and non syndromic. Prosthodontic rehabilitation aims at providing a better oral health by aiming to improve functional and esthetic demands. Patients suffering from cleft palate are not seen generally much but their number is not negligible as well. The aim of the present study is to study and analyze the knowledge of prosthodontic rehabilitation of cleft lip and cleft palate patients among undergraduate dental students and to create an awareness on this topic. A questionnaire was created and circulated on an online platform and the responses were collected . The datas were collected and analysed with the help of statistical software SPSS. The data collection software used is google forms . The steps followed in software analysis are data collection, data analysis and data interpretation. The results show that most respondents were aware of prosthodontic rehabilitation of cleft lip and cleft palate patients among dental students. The chi square test shows that most of the female respondents are more aware about prosthodontic rehabilitation of cleft lip and cleft palate patients.