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December 1981

Long Term Treatment in Cleft Lip and Palate

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(12):1156-1157. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130360060034

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This book contains all of the articles presented at the First International Symposium on Long Term Treatment in Cleft Lip and Palate With Coordinated Team Approach sponsored by the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Berne, Switzerland.

The first section of the book describes basic anatomic and pathophysiologic principles involved in cleft lip and palate development. The first article deals with a cybernetic view of facial growth mechanism. In the second, the vasculature in the secondary palates of cat embryos is studied by use of serial histologic sections before, during, and after palatal process elevation. Change in the capillary network of the palatal processes at different stages of development was minimal. The most obvious change was a reduction in vascular density with age. The third article describes functional analysis of palatal and midfacial growth. The authors conclude that if the classic triad of cranial growth processes is combined

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