Otologic Concerns for Cleft Lip and Palate Patient

Wayne Berryhill
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America 2016, 28 (2): 177-9
Understanding eustachian tube physiology and anticipating probable eustachian tube dysfunction is an important component of cleft palate management. This article provides a brief summary of the otologic physiology and issues that may be of concern to cleft palate management. It is of critical importance not only to provide primary closure of the cleft palate, but also to recognize that along with speech, hearing has a critical component to the educational and social success of all individuals.

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