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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-56

A novel feeding appliance made up of soft silicone-based denture liner for cleft palate patient


1 Department of Prosthodontics, S C B Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, S C B Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
4 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Akhilesh Kumar Singh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.171156

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Cleft palate is a common congenital maxillofacial disorder leading to feeding problems in a newborn baby. Due to the malformed palate, infants are unable to apply adequate negative pressure to squeeze the nipple for the release of milk. This disability leads to malnutrition, middle ear infection, and even death if not treated early. To obtain better nutritional intake prior to surgical correction, a feeding appliance is recommended. In the present report, we present a case of a 1-month-old baby with cleft palate, treated with a novel feeding appliance made up of soft silicone-based denture liner.


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