Anomalies related to oral cavity, Biology

Anomalies Related to Oral Cavity:

Under these anomalies we will briefly discuss the cleft lip and cleft palate. 

You must have seen and/or nursed a baby born with a cut on upper lip extending to nostril and sometimes this may be associated with discontinuity in the roof of  the oral cavity. You will recall that this is nothing but the cleft lip and/or cleft palate so let us understand and define cleft lip and claft palate, 

A cleft lip is characterised by a fissure or opening  in  the upper lip and is a result of failure of  embryqnic  structures of the face to unite (failure of  fusion of  lateral and medial nasal processes forming the upper lip). The fissure may be unilateral or bilateral and may be incomplete-a notching of upper lip but may extend to nostril or it may be complete cleft which involves the alveolar process to some degree and the alanasi is displaced towards the side. The floor of the nares and the gum in which  the upper  teeth are set may also be deformed.  

After knowing the definition let us now consider the incidence and clinical picture of cleft lip. Its incidence varies from country to country. The condition occurs more in males than in females. i.e., 1  in 800 live births. 

Assessment 

Assessment of the child will reveal  (i) defective look, (ii) difficulty  in sucking  and swallowing, (iii) defective dentition and (iv) difficulty in speech.  

Posted Date: 10/26/2012 7:31:46 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Anomalies related to oral cavity, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Anomalies related to oral cavity, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Anomalies related to oral cavity Discussions

Write discussion on Anomalies related to oral cavity
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Why does the urinary volume increase when alcoholic beverages are ingested? Alcohol inhibits the ADH (antidiuretic hormone) secretion by the hypophysis. Low ADH decreases the t

Greater Palatine nerve and vessel  The greater palatine nerve runs forward in a groove on the inferior surface of the hard palate to communicate with nasopalatine nerve in inci

Q. Surgical Treatment of mitral stenosis? Available surgical treatment modalities include closed mitral valvotomy, open mitral valvotomy, and mitral valve replacement. With th

What is the logic of the transfusional compatibility concerning the Rh blood group system? The Rh + donor can only donate blood to the Rh + recipient. The person that lacks t

How are the organelles of a single cell like the organs of a multicellular organism? Name two features of eukaryotic cells that prokaryotic cells lack.

Define on which severity of heat treatment for pasteurization depends? The severity of heat treatment for pasteurization depends on: 1.  Heat resistance of target microorgan

Define ailing and failing Clinically unhealthy implants are classified as "ailing" or "failing". It is necessary to distinguish between an ailing versus a failing implant to de


Q. Dietary Management fo oesophagitis? Providing adequate nutrition support may require emphasis of different aspects during acute and chronic oesophagitis. In acute phase,

Haptotaxis - Modes of Cell Movement Haptotaxis considers to the directed movement of cells in response to a concentration gradient of an adhesive molecule that might be presen