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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 338-341

Simplified feeding appliance for an infant with cleft palate


Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Reena Annie Chacko
Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.140970

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A child born with cleft palate may experience difficulties while feeding. Early surgical treatment may need to be postponed until certain age and weight gain of the infant. The case presented here is of a 1-month-old neonate born with cleft palate, assisted with a new feeding appliance made with ethylene vinyl acetate using pressure molding technique to aid in proper feeding. The patient's weight and health significantly improved after the insertion of obturator. The advantages of this material included being lightweight, moldability, good palatal fit and decreased soft tissue injury.






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