• Internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate: Middle ear findings and hearing during childhood

    3 monthes ago - By International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

    Adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate form a diverse group of patients. Due to increased age at palatal repair, adopted children have a higher risk of velopharyngeal insuffiency and poor speech outcome. Delayed palate repair may also lead to longer lasting Eustachian tube dysfunction. Decreased function of the Eustachian tube causes otitis media with effusion and recurrent acute otitis media, which can lead to other middle ear problems and hearing loss.
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