Cleft Palate Repair Workup

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Pravin K Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Jorge I de la Torre, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

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  • Routine laboratory studies are noncontributory in otherwise healthy infants with cleft palate. Some centers obtain a blood count as a routine study before performing surgery on a child with cleft palate. The authors do not find this necessary unless some other associated medical conditions coexist.

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Imaging Studies

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  • Routine imaging studies are noncontributory in otherwise healthy infants who undergo primary cleft palate repair.

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Diagnostic Procedures

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  • Early collaboration with an audiologist and an otolaryngologist, including examination and early audiologic assessment, prevents long-term hearing deficits.

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