Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft Lip and Palate : From Origin to Treatment

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Major advances in the diagnosis and treatment of oral clefts have been made in the past 50 years, and recent genetics and epidemiological studies have led to new theories about the causes of cleft lip and palate. Addressing issues that are relevant to clinicians, researchers and family members, this book is a comprehensive, well-illustrated, and up-to-date account of the many facets of this common disorder. The authors describe the embryological and molecular mechanisms of cleft causation, present and illustrate the genetic and epidemiological methods used to identify risk factors for oral clefts, and describe treatments by the various professionals of the cleft team. A section is also devoted to the integration of research findings into public health practice, including ethical and financial considerations. The book draws together such diverse disciplines as craniofacial development, gene mapping, epidemiology, medicine, ethics, health economics, and health policy and management, and it will be an invaluable reference work.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 518 pages
  • 218.4 x 281.9 x 43.2mm | 2,313.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones and line illustrations
  • 0195139062
  • 9780195139068

Table of contents

FOREWORD ; SECTION I - BASIC PRINCIPLES ; PART I - BASIC EMBRYOLOGY OF CLEFT LIP AND PALATE ; PART II - CLINICAL FEATURES OF CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE ; PART III - EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CLEFT LIP AND PALATE ; PART IV - GENETICS OF CLEFT LIP AND PALATE ; SECTION II - TREATMENT ; SECTION III - PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES ; APPENDIX: DIRECTORY OF INTERNET RESOURCESshow more

Review quote

. . . A truly magnificent book on so many problems, difficulties and opportunities associated with oral clefts. * European Journal of Plastic Surgery * Considering the complexity of this common congenital malformation, Wyszynski succeeds in providing a comprehensive guide to current understanding of cleft lip and palate. Researchers and physicians who are interested in state-of-the-art information about this topic will find the book an invaluable resource. * The Lancet *show more