The Competence Center provides a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the treatment of Orofacial clefts to children and their parents.
Orofacial clefts Center of competence
The Competence Center provides a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the treatment of this malformation. Surgeon, anesthesiologist, otologist, orthophonist, orthodontist, dentist, psychologist take this pathology on with a team spirit. This team is dedicated to the special care that children with cleft lip and palate require.
Cleft lip and palate
Patient care with a team spirit
Orofacial clefts are congenital malformations, they occur in 1 out of 700 children in France. The diagnosis is sometimes made before birth during the ultrasound in the 22nd week of pregnancy. Caring for this is advisable from birth, restorative surgery is possible in the first months of life. At the crossroads of the mouth and nose, these malformations require a functional and aesthetic surgery, performed early it allows to quickly find a normal muscle balance.
Center of Competence of Orofacial clefts of the Médipôle Garonne
The cleft may only concern the lip, on one side it is called unilateral cleft lip (photo 1), or on both sides, it is then a bilateral cleft lip (photo 2).