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The Transformation Of A Child Born With A Cleft Lip

Cleft lip and cleft palate comprise the fourth most common birth defect in the United States. One of every 700 newborns is affected by cleft lip and/or cleft palate. The transformation of this child born with a cleft lip, to a complete restoration of her face, will be updated weekly until full transformation is complete.
The fine surgeons and staff at St. Peters are the ones performing this service, in New Brunswick, NJ. If you need additional information, please contact them at (732) 745-8600. The regional Craniofacial-Neurosurgical Center provides treatment for babies born with craniofacial abnormalities, including cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Children with facial deformities experience difficulties that surgery alone cannot correct. In light of this, Saint Peter’s has assembled a team of specialists from ten medical disciplines to ensure that the physical and emotional needs of these special children are met. * St.Peters Hospital is not affiliated with this site, for informational use only! Please vote for my gallery! See my new gallery http://www.pbase.com/stella97king/cleft_lip_five_years_after

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Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital birth defects, which occur very early in pregnancy. The majority of clefts appear to be due to a combination of genetics and environmental factors. The risks of recurrence of a cleft condition are dependent upon many factors,including the number of affected persons in the family, the closeness of affected relatives, the race and sex of all affected persons, and the severity of the clefts.
THE BIRTH DAY 09/28/02

Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital birth defects, which occur very early in pregnancy. The majority of clefts appear to be due to a combination of genetics and environmental factors. The risks of recurrence of a cleft condition are dependent upon many factors,including the number of affected persons in the family, the closeness of affected relatives, the race and sex of all affected persons, and the severity of the clefts.

A cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of the lip. The separation often includes the bones of the upper jaw and/or upper gum. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth in which the two sides of the palate did not fuse, or join together, as the unborn baby was developing.
MY FIRST SPONGE BOB BATH

A cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of the lip. The separation often includes the bones of the upper jaw and/or upper gum. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth in which the two sides of the palate did not fuse, or join together, as the unborn baby was developing.

Children born with clefts or other craniofacial conditions often face multiple, complex health problems. Experience has shown that these complex issues can best be managed by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work together, and with the family, to create and update the child's health care plan.
JOAN A SAINT

Children born with clefts or other craniofacial conditions often face multiple, complex health problems. Experience has shown that these complex issues can best be managed by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work together, and with the family, to create and update the child's health care plan.

Shown in the photo 
is a nurse, 
maxillofacial surgeon, 
medical director, 
pediatric dentist, 
orthodontist, 
pediatrician, 
social worker, 
coordinator, 
Ear Nose & Throat, 
Audiologist, 
& Speech Patholoigist.
THE TEAM OF SPECIALISTS

Shown in the photo
is a nurse,
maxillofacial surgeon,
medical director,
pediatric dentist,
orthodontist,
pediatrician,
social worker,
coordinator,
Ear Nose & Throat,
Audiologist,
& Speech Patholoigist.

Children who have cleft palates are more likely to experience hearing loss than are other children. It is very important that hearing loss be detected and treated as early as possible.
MY FIRST HEARING TEST

Children who have cleft palates are more likely to experience hearing loss than are other children. It is very important that hearing loss be detected and treated as early as possible.

Your baby's ears are self-cleaning. Just wipe gently round the openings with damp cotton cloth.
CLEANING OF THE EAR

Your baby's ears are self-cleaning. Just wipe gently round the openings with damp cotton cloth.

The Latham device is indicated for babies with complete clefts of the lip and palate, which are widely spaced.The Latham device is designed to bring the two pieces of the cleft palate closer together and make the lip repair easier.
MAJOR FIRST STEP

The Latham device is indicated for babies with complete clefts of the lip and palate, which are widely spaced.The Latham device is designed to bring the two pieces of the cleft palate closer together and make the lip repair easier.

Stella will make her first appearance with Dr. Halofsky, a Pediatric dentist. A facial impression and x-rays are also taken at this time.
THAT'S NOT MILK!!!!!

Stella will make her first appearance with Dr. Halofsky, a Pediatric dentist. A facial impression and x-rays are also taken at this time.

2 INFANT MOLD
2 INFANT MOLD
Dr. Ralph Latham, inventor of this device, custom makes all of the Latham Devices. The appliance is placed 1 to 4 weeks after the baby’s first visit to the Plastic Surgery clinic.
LATHAM DEVICE

Dr. Ralph Latham, inventor of this device, custom makes all of the Latham Devices. The appliance is placed 1 to 4 weeks after the baby’s first visit to the Plastic Surgery clinic.

This is a picture of the Latham Device before it is surgically placed in the patient. Notice at the top of the picture the screw in the area where the cleft is in the maxilla.
The Latham Device

This is a picture of the Latham Device before it is surgically placed in the patient. Notice at the top of the picture the screw in the area where the cleft is in the maxilla.

You will be notified on feeding times for the child before the operation. The child should sleep soundly through the night, can’t say much for the parents sleep. Too much anxiety for the child’s first down under so to say. The operation took less than 45 minutes, the baby was more than happy to vacate the recovery room, and “so was the staff ”.
PRE-OPERATION DATE 02/25/03

You will be notified on feeding times for the child before the operation. The child should sleep soundly through the night, can’t say much for the parents sleep. Too much anxiety for the child’s first down under so to say. The operation took less than 45 minutes, the baby was more than happy to vacate the recovery room, and “so was the staff ”.

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