Upper Respiratory Airways
Form and function of the upper airways in adults treated for unilateral cleft lip and palate: Nasal form and function is of concern to cleft palate patients. The aim of the study was to analyze the form and function of the nasal airways and quality of life in adults operated for unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). All UCLP-patients born 1960-1987, treated at the Cleft lip and palate (CLP)-center, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, were invited to participate. Seventy-six percent (n=83) of the patients participated at an average of 32 years after primary surgery. The patients had been treated according to the same protocol except for palate closure, which was performed in one stage until 1977 and two stages thereafter. An age-matched control group underwent the same examinations.
Members of the group
Mats Holmström, Principal Investigator