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Volume 35, Issue 2
Publication date: August 1, 2014
Expiration date: August 1, 2017

Management and Repair of the Cleft Palate
Albert S. Woo, MD (Moderator)
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine; Chief of Plastic Surgery, St. Louis Children’s Hospital; Director, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute, St. Louis, Missouri

Kamlesh B. Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Alison K. Snyder-Warwick, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Discuss the prevalence of cleft palate and orofacial clefts overall.
2. Describe the embryologic basis for the development of cleft lip and palate deformities.
3. Discuss the importance of team care in the treatment of a cleft patient.
4. Recognize the effect of a cleft palate on hearing function.
5. Describe the ramifications of cleft palate repair on speech function.
6. Develop a working knowledge of the different cleft surgeries children undergo throughout their lives.


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